Career prospects

Given the high demand for in-depth knowledge of European affairs, the labor market perspective is favorable for our graduates. This includes policy (advocacy) positions at EU level, similar positions at ministries, local and regional authorities, interest groups and consultancies (at national or sectoral level) where insights into the multi-level political arena is important. Complex challenges such as migration and geopolitical instability require professionals with knowledge of the interplay between EU and national politics and policies. Given the large number of policy areas that have been fully or partly Europeanised (trade, environment, energy, financial and economic policy), EU policies have become a standard part of the work of many 'national' civil servants.

By paying attention to professional skills in all courses, especially in ‘EU Policy in Practice’, and the possibility of doing an internship, we explicitly prepare you for the labor market. If you aspire a career in (applied or scientific) research, it is possible to do an internal research internship with one of our experts in EU research.

After your studies

Our graduates have all the necessary skills for job positions such as:

  • Policy maker at a government department or European institution
  • Consultant at a national or supranational institution
  • Researcher

Radboud Career Service

You can always contact the Radboud Career Service or Career Service NSM. The Career Service offers students and young alumni guidance and support as they venture into the labour market. Career Service is available for career guidance, job application tips, or if you require information about internships and job vacancies.

Why stop learning after graduation?

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.

Or do you want to learn to translate your academic skills into an actual job? Then you can participate in our Young Professional Programme after your master's (in Dutch).