Career prospects

During the Master’s programme, you will be challenged to determine which career perspective best fits your talents and interests. We will guide and support you to focus your programme on obtaining all the skills required for a certain career path.

Academic careers 

Graduates qualify for PhD studies in their thematic focus areas and in a broad range of other sub-areas of computer science. At virtually all universities and research institutes (and also in our Graduate School of Natural Sciences), PhD positions are often bound to externally funded research projects. The large number of chairs in the joined program provides more continuous opportunities for PhD positions.

Non-academic careers

Graduates qualify for professional careers in the software and IT industry, in companies, and in either profit or non-profit organisations that require complex information and software systems for their operations. Our graduates are in high demand and find jobs in a great variety of industries and companies, such as:

  • KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines)
  • Google
  • Philips

Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students.

Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to join a job application training or have your resume checked.