After graduation

As a graduate of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), you will be ready to integrate human, computational, and technical skills in real-life contexts and will have no problem finding a suitable job, such as:

  • ICT project manager
  • HCI consultant
  • Information analyst
  • Multimedia designer
  • UX professional
  • Internet of Things designer
  • PhD position
In order to innovate in a meaningful manner, UX and HCI are indispensable.
Martijn Kranen - Human Computer Interaction

Academic careers

Your degree will allow you to pursue an academic career by continuing your education as a PhD candidate in departments such as:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Industrial Design

Our department also provides more information about doing a PhD. PhD candidates are in part supervised through the Graduate School of Natural Sciences. Detailed information can be found on the website of the Graduate School.

Professional careers

Possible positions in industry include:

  • HCI Researcher
  • Business consultant (e.g., Deloitte)
  • HCI consultant (e.g., Philips)

Product software entrepreneur (e.g., Google, Microsoft, and IBM)

International students

Learning Dutch

If you want to find a job or internship in the Netherlands, knowing Dutch will get you places. Even if you work within an international organisation, knowing at least some Dutch is always a benefit and in some cases even a requirement. In order to learn Dutch, free language websites such as or can get you started or take a look at the Dutch courses offered by Babel. As a student from Utrecht University you receive a 25% discount on their course offerings.

After graduation

If you want to stay in the Netherlands after your graduation, you can apply for the ‘residence permit orientation year’. This permit can be submitted within 3 years after completing your studies and allows you unlimited working rights (hence: a work permit –TWV- is not required). For an overview of the conditions that apply for this permit, please visit the IND website.