European Studies - English - 4 years - Full-time

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.

At work

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
Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor
Sustainability Advisor
Regulatory Affairs Officer
European Account Manager
Export Manager
Business Development Analyst
Compliance Officer
Consular Officer
Corporate Communications Officer
(Social) Entrepreneur
Europe Specialist
Event Planner
International Liaison
Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Consultant
Online Marketeer
Parliamentary Assistant
Policy Officer
Political Advisor
Public Relations Officer
Project Leader
Recruitment Officer
Sales Manager
Small Business Owner
Social Media Coordinator
Social Media Marketing Officer

Alumni speaking

Willem van de Eijkel

On embassy internships

Stephanie de Groot

On the European Studies experience

Karina Delgado Lara

About business and politics

Drag sideways

Continue studying

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
  • Law
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • 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.

Need help making a decision

We would like to help you make the right decision

It takes a bit of thought and research to find the right programme. The Hague University of Applied Sciences organizes various activities throughout the year to give you the best possible idea of the various studies offered. You also learn what it’s like to study at THUAS. This way, you can click on the registration button without a doubt in mind. Or you’ll know for certain it’s not right for you. 

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