Your degree will allow you to pursue an academic career by continuing your education as a PhD candidate in departments such as:
- 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.
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)
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 duolingo.com or dutchgrammar.com 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.
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.