Career prospects

The unique combination of expertise within the participating universities’ faculties offers an exciting opportunity in this challenging international Master’s programme. It provides you with sound academic training that will prepare you for professional positions in a range of organisations:

  • Local, regional and national governments, which are increasingly working in a European context.
  • EU institutions, such as the European Commission and EU agencies.
  • Other international organisations working in Europe.
  • Non-profit organisations that are confronted with issues of European governance.
  • Businesses whose regulatory environment is largely shaped by processes of European governance.
  • Consultancy firms.

Towards a professional career

Graduates of the programme typically acquire academic-level jobs in private organisations or organisations with a public function, working in positions such as policy advisor, consultant, researcher or manager at a research or consultancy organisation: 

Academic and professional knowledge and skills

The Master in European Governance prepares you for a career as an academic professional. It does so by:

  • giving you the analytical tools needed to analyse real-life issues of European governance
  • teaching you how to apply theoretical notions and insights to case studies in European governance
  • challenging you to go beyond analysis and to formulate recommendations and solutions
  • training you in presenting your analysis and recommendations in writing and orally
  • sensitising you to cultural and institutional differences within Europe by studying in two different countries and by working within a multinational student group
  • giving you first-hand experience of working within an organisation that deals with issues of European governance through your research internship.

Alumni Stories

Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates in European Governance.

UU 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. Furthermore, the alumni network supports graduates with workshops and meet-ups after graduation to expand networks and skills. 

UU Careers Day

Once a year, Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day event 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.