Career Prospects

Students at the annual Careers Day

Towards a professional career

Graduates of this programme typically apply for positions in regulatory and competition law, or in corporate environments (such as strategy departments of corporate organizations, compliance sections and international consultancies). They also obtain positions at regulatory bodies (such as the European Commission, ECB or national banks) and competition authorities (like the ACM in the Netherlands or a national (competition) authority of the country of their origin). These positions may be at the national level or in European-level institutions, such as ACER or ESMA. Positions in government departments, such as the Ministries of Economic Affairs or Healthcare, are also possible. You may also continue on either large law firms with a strong corporate and competition law focus or to smaller firms specialising in competition law, regulation and supervision of markets. LLM students can obtain the Dutch civil effect qualification (when Bachelor requirements are met), meaning that they can qualify for the professions of both judge and lawyer. Graduates also have continued in academia, either as lecturers or as PhD candidates.

Alumni stories

Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates in Law and Economics.


The faculty's liaisons with preferred partners from the law and business communities in the Netherlands allow you to develop an excellent professional network while still a student. Professors involved in the programme have extensive professional networks, experience outside academia and ties with government and market institutions, which provides you with the opportunity to broaden your academic and professional options.

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.