European Studies offers you options when you graduate. Most graduates pursue careers in management, marketing, communications, public relations or policy advice in international businesses or organisations. However, a growing number of ES alumni are also enrolling on master’s programmes to take their studies to the next level.
Rather than preparing you for one specific job, European Studies’ interdisciplinary approach gives you an advantage by getting you ready for dozens of jobs, while equipping you to adapt to future changes. Our customisable curriculum, which lets you choose a preference for public or private sector topics, languages, electives, minors and exchange courses, also expands your options.
You can pursue a career in public service or politics, or at a non-governmental organisation, where you’ll likely be busy with management tasks, international relations, policy advice, fundraising and communications. You can also pursue a career in business, where you might work in management, marketing, governance, export or communications, or you could even decide to go into business for yourself as a social entrepreneur. Whatever you choose, you should be ready to run, market, advise or represent an international organisation, political institution or business, anywhere in the world.
|What will you become|
|Business Development Analyst|
|Corporate Communications Officer|
|Public Relations Officer|
|Small Business Owner|
|Social Media Coordinator|
|Social Media Marketing Officer|
Do you want to go straight to or continue studying after graduation? Many ES graduates go on to earn master’s degrees, often in the following fields:
- International relations
- Political Science
- Development Studies
- European Union studies
- Public administration
- International Business
- Master of business administration
While some Dutch universities may require you to do a pre-master programme, ES graduates have studied at places like Coventry University, King’s College, the College of Europe, the London School of Economics, Sciences Po Lille, Johns Hopkins and more.
European Studies also has a partnership with Leiden University to offer a pre-master trajectory for outstanding students interested in earning a Master’s in European Union Studies. Students who meet the requirements can follow a special programme and enter the MA in European Union Studies without delay.
There are many possibilities but make sure that you carefully study the entry requirements before applying for a master’s degree.