Career prospects

Scientific and societal relevance go hand-in-hand in this programme. We address contemporary issues such as child labour, women’s empowerment, human development, children’s schooling and economic growth by evaluating societal developments with the help of academic theories. We discuss current issues as well as ones we believe will be pressing in the near future.

Upon completing the Master’s programme in International Economics and Development, you will be knowledgeable about recent developments in the field. You will be an up-and-coming professional who can understand and reflect on the international, professional and academic literature in the field of international economics and development; report independently on a range of issues in international economics and development, including state of the art empirical and theoretical studies; use and apply statistical tools and methods; conduct independent research; present and defend your views and research outcomes and maintain a critical attitude towards your own work and that of others in your field.

After your studies

With a strong analytical attitude, empirical skills and broad knowledge of the field, you can prepare for a career as a:

  • Researcher for an international organisation like the UN
  • Consultant in a development-oriented consultancy firm
  • Policy makers for national government
  • Researchers at a university

Labour market information

From the graduates of the Master’s programme in Economics:

  • 86% found a job within 6 months after graduation.
  • 61% found a job within their field.
  • The gross starting salary based on 38 hours a week is € 2.960.

Source: Studiekeuze123 & Alumni Survey Radboud University 2022.

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?

In order to keep pace with the rapid progress in our current society, you must continue to work on your development even after getting a degree. This allows you to keep up with societal change and make a worthwhile contribution to both your personal development and to wider society. For any questions regarding this lifelong development, Radboud Academy is pleased to help you. So, are you looking to deepen your knowledge after obtaining a Master’s degree? Then a post-master might be something for you. 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).