Career Prospects

PPE provides a programme which enables students to apply for jobs or graduate programmes in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition to giving you a Bachelor's degree from a world-wide renowned university, it will give you an interdisciplinary degree in the English language, which means that after completing the PPE programme here, you will be eligible to apply for much more further opportunities than would someone with a regular, monodisciplinary, Bachelor's programme. Furthermore, if you would choose to pursue a Master's programme, you can easily do this within the national or international context without having to prove further English language proficiency. 

Most graduates of the Bachelor's programme go on to pursue a (related) Master’s programme, which will expand your employment opportunities, deepen your specialisation and qualify you for pursuing further studies. In terms of graduate programmes, students graduating with our PPE Bachelor can apply for one of the specialised Master's programmes at Utrecht University in philosophy, economics, history or governance, or to any other Master's programme at universities abroad. During their third year of the PPE programme, students can prepare for more interdisciplinary or more disciplinary Master's programmes, depending on how they decide to fill their profile area (a major part of the third year allows students the choice of what studies and topics to pursue, or whether to take up an internship). If a student is interested in a Master's programme, which requires concrete specialisation in a subject matter, or specific methodological skills, the third year provides a great opportunity to increase one’s competences as seen fit. 

Many of our graduates will choose to pursue a career straight after completing the PPE programme. Given the intensity of our programme and its interdisciplinary character, there are many career opportunities that PPE students can take. Some, although not all, examples, include a career in:

  • Politics
  • Law
  • Banking and economic sector
  • Policy advise
  • Research analysis
  • Academia
  • Civil service
  • Diplomatic service
  • Journalism and media
  • Education