Career prospects

Our alumni have positions as policy-makers in international organisations, political parties, government ministries, market authorities, the European Parliament, and the European Commission. Our alumni also work as consultants for profit and non-profit organisations and as researchers at think-tanks and universities. They are employed by banks and other financial institutions and by the media. This is because our graduates have the skills that employers want, namely sound research and analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience in working both in teams and independently.

After your studies

Alumni have sound analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience in working in teams and working independently. This makes them well suited for job positions such as:

  • Policy-maker in international organisations, governments, or political parties
  • Policy-maker at the European Parliament
  • Consultant for profit and non-profit organisations
  • Banks and other financial institutions

Labour market information

From the graduates of the Master’s programme in Political Science:

  • 71% found a job within 6 months after graduation.
  • 42% found a job within their field.
  • The gross starting salary based on 34 hours a week is € 2.650.

Source: Studiekeuze123 & Alumni Survey Radboud University 2022.

Radboud Career Service

Radboud Career Service helps students with finding internships, gives career advice and can offer tips and guidance when applying for jobs.

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).