Career prospects

After graduation, you will be ready for various positions related to sustainable and circular chemistry either in academia or industry. 

Academic Careers

The programme actively prepares you for a research-based career in a multidisciplinary environment. We expect many of our students to pursue with a PhD either in or outside Utrecht University after which they can continue a career in academia or find positions in (international) companies. 

Non-academic Careers

Graduates of our programme can apply for jobs in different areas, for example as;

  • Scientist at small to medium sized companies, such as Avantium, Ioniqa, Skytree and other startups.
  • Researcher at multinational research laboratories such as Amolf, DIFFER, Max-Planck Institute, FOM, Holst Centre and TNO.
  • Group leader in large international companies such as ASML, Akzo Nobel, Bayer, BASF, DSM, Johnson & Johnson, Ketjen, Nobian, Nouryon, Philips, Shell, Unilever.
  • Analyst or manager at banks or financial institutions.
  • Teacher in secondary or higher education.
  • CEO at their own startup company.

I am happy with the coming of this new Master’s, since it empowers students to make a valuable contribution to solving the biggest challenges of our generation. We need graduates trained for these transitions.

Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and participating in 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.