The European Studies programme prepares you for policy-oriented professions in middle management or higher. Though the programme has a strong European focus, the international dimension also plays a big role.
There are currently more than 700 alumni from the programme, many of whom work in Brussels and national capitals.The available data (from over 500 alumni) show that 97% of the graduates are employed, 3% work as a PhD graduate or have chosen to do a second mater elsewhere.
With your all-round grasp of European institutions and integration, as well as experience in international teams and practical project work, you can look for work in:
- Regional, national or European administration and governance (European Affairs Officer, EU Policy manager)
- Non-governmental organisations and think tanks (Management positions)
- Diplomatic services and international organisations (Policy Advisor)
- Consultancy and public affairs (Consultant, Head of Communications)
- International journalism (Media Analyst)
- Academia and public policy research (Research Analyst, Lecturer)
Students are encouraged to play an active part in the alumni network.
Many of our graduates work in high-level agencies, such as:
- European Commission
- European Parliament
- The Dutch House of Representatives
- European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
- Ministries and Banks
- United Nations