After graduation

There is a growing emphasis on sustainability from both governments and businesses, leading to a greater demand for individuals possessing the right qualifications. Below you will find out more about further possibilities for Master’s programmes and career perspectives.

What can you do with an academic degree?

Unlike vocational education, university education doesn't prepare you for a specific profession. Instead, it equips you with academic skills and critical thinking abilities. A Bachelor's degree provides a foundation for diverse career paths. While some students enter the job market after their Bachelor's, most pursue further studies at the Master's level. A Master's degree opens doors to various professions in science, business, policy, consulting, communications, or teaching, depending on your specialisation.

Associated Master’s programmes

Below you will find the associated Master’s programmes that you can take following your Global Sustainability Science Bachelor’s. Depending on the content of your Bachelor’s programme, particularly your electives, you can also be accepted into another Master’s programme at Utrecht University or elsewhere.

Career perspectives

Governments and businesses increasingly prioritize sustainability, creating a high demand for individuals with your qualifications. This programme offers an excellent foundation for an international career, where you'll be admired for your versatility. Equipped with analytical skills and the ability to approach issues from multiple angles, you can make a significant impact by bridging gaps and finding solutions. Your expertise, clear communication, and teamwork skills make you invaluable to organisations with conflicting interests.

Managers seek consultants like you to develop sustainability policies or establish sustainable production chains. You may even start your own sustainable ventures or pursue roles like 'Healthy Water Specialist' or 'Sustainable Business Inspirator'. Alternatively, you can contribute to sustainability as a researcher or scientist.

Obtaining a PhD position

When you have completed a Master's programme and you are certain that you want to continue as a researcher, you can choose to do a PhD in your field. A PhD track takes four years and concludes with a dissertation with which you will be awarded a doctorate. Doctoral students - also known as PhDs - make an important contribution to Utrecht's research.