Career prospects

After your studies

After graduation, our students quickly take up positions as researchers in universities, research institutes, government departments or companies. And – often after obtaining their PhD degree – they also apply their academic background to societal issues, for example as a communications or policy officer.

Possible occupations

  • Researcher at a university or research institute
  • Policy officer
  • Consultant at a governmental organisation, like a water board, municipality or ministry
  • Researcher in a company, either a large or a start-up company such as B-Ware
  • Consultant at a consulting firm
  • Researcher at a governmental institute or an NGO (think of nature monitoring and recovering organisations)
  • Communications officer at a nature organisation
  • Teacher in biology (College or secondary education level)

Doing a PhD at Radboud University

If you would like to have a career in science, it is possible to apply for a PhD position at Radboud University. Of course, you can also apply at any other university worldwide. Many of our students have already successfully secured a PhD position.

Put your studies to work!

To prepare you for finding a job, Radboud University offers various forms of job market orientation, so that you can prepare for your future during your studies. Career Service Science assists students and young alumni with their journey into the job market. You can contact them for help with job orientation, application tips, and information about internships and vacancies. Furthermore, students organise the BBB Career Event each year, the ideal place for students and employers to meet.

Keep learning after your Master’s

Do you want to keep pace with the rapid progress in our current society after your studies? Then a post-master might be something for you. The Radboud Academy offers many opportunities for lifelong development.