Career prospects

After your studies

Science in Society prepares you for a dynamic career as an analytical and communicative bridge-builder between science and society. You will be trained as an interdisciplinary scientist who understands and effectively connects the scientific, political and social domains. Such intermediaries are indispensable, especially in places where scientists are in direct contact with citizens, politicians, or entrepreneurs.

Possible occupations

  • Policy advisor at governments, interest groups or advisory bodies
  • Researcher that connects science and society
  • Journalist
  • Communications advisor
  • Information officer

Our alumni work in policy institutions, advisory bodies, NGOs and governments. In addition, the specialisation offers a solid basis for a career as a researcher in interdisciplinary research projects at universities and other knowledge institutions such as the Rathenau Institute. Many continue to do a PhD in the natural sciences, the social sciences, or at the intersection between science and society. We support your career orientation through close supervision and through networking events. In your graduation projects you can choose to collaborate with our external partners in business and policy making.

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.