After your studies

After your studies

This Master’s specialisation is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university, at an institute (think of ESA and CERN) or at a company. However, many of our students end up in other business or government positions as well. Researchers in the field of Particle and Astrophysics develop advanced detector techniques that are often also useful for other applications. This resulted in numerous spin-off companies in for example medical equipment and detectors for industrial processes.

Possible occupations

  • National project manager at EU
  • Universe Awareness
  • Actuarial trainee at Talent & Pro
  • Associate Private Equity at HAL Investments
  • Consultant at Accenture
  • ECO Operations Manager at Ofgem
  • Scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
  • Technology strategy Manager at Accenture

Or you could become a teacher at HBO or secondary education level. For example by getting your teaching degree with the Science and Education specialisation (only in Dutch).

Whatever job you aspire, you can certainly make use of the fact that you have learned:

  • Thinking in an abstract way
  • Solving complex problems
  • Using statistics
  • Computer programming
  • Giving presentations

PhD positions

At Radboud University, there are typically a few PhD positions per year available in the field of Particle and Astrophysics. Many of our students attained a PhD position, not just at Radboud University, but at universities all over the world.

Radboud Career Service

Radboud Career Service Science helps students, PhDs and alumni with advice and counselling, either in an individual interview or in a workshop with fellow students. Career Service Science can introduce you to people at national and international companies and organisations that offer interesting jobs and internships. With our extensive knowledge of the labour market and recruitment experience we’re here to advise you on how to find the job you desire.

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).