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

This research Master’s prepares students for a research career. Students interested in research, can apply for a PhD position after graduation. Such positions are regularly available within the Utrecht University. There are ample contacts with other universities as well. 

Non-academic careers

With the programme, you can play an important role in key positions where research findings need to be developed, appreciated, promoted, adopted, and used to improve business and citizens’ life. Not only at universities but in commercial organisations as well. As such, the graduates can find work in senior roles like;

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Data Engineer
  • Chief Data Officer.
    It also enables you to create and lead your own technology or service companies as entrepreneur. 

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.