Experts on Europe are needed in practically every sector of society. This might be the corporate sector or an organisation lobbying the European Union in Brussels on behalf of a national cultural institution or local government. As a European Studies graduate, you will be ideally suited to positions where there is a demand for the ability to combine knowledge of multiple disciplines, language and culture. As you have developed a strong international orientation, your options need not be limited to the European job market.
Our graduates hold positions in:
- European institutions such as the European Commission, the Council of Europe and OSCE;
- International business and consultancy;
- National government bodies such as ministries and municipalities;
- Intergovernmental organisations, such as the United Nations (UN);
- Political parties, lobby groups and NGO's;
- Research or policy advice;
- Newspapers and other Media, Publishing, and Cultural Industries.
A related Master's programme
Most students enrol in a Master’s programme to acquire broader or more specialised academic knowledge. The UvA offers over 220 one-, one and a half- and two-year Master’s programmes, many of which are taught in English.
With a Bachelor's degree in European Studies, you meet the entry requirements for the following one-year (60 EC) Master's programmes:
You can also enrol in a Dual Master's programme: a one and a half-year (90EC) professional programme that incorporates an internship placement. With a Bachelor's in European Studies, you meet the entry requirements for the following Dual Master's programmes:
If you have a strong interest in research, you can enrol in a two-year (120 ECTS credits) Research Master's programme. A selection procedure applies to all Research Master's students. With a Bachelor's in European Studies, you can apply for the following Research Master's:
'European Studies ended up being much broader than I expected and delved much deeper.'