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

It is easy for graduates to find their way into PhD programmes in Utrecht or elsewhere in the Netherlands. Typically, around 50% of our graduates continue on to a PhD in Utrecht or elsewhere. A PhD position in the Netherlands is generally fully funded for a period of four years.

Non-academic careers

The Master's programme in Experimental Physics also opens up a broad range of career opportunities outside the world of academia.  You can work as an academic researcher,  choose a job for example in high-tech companies such as at ASML, or as a data scientist in the banking (Rabobank) or consulting (Sweco) sector.

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.