Career prospects

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

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.