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Comparative Politics (Political Science)
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There is strong demand in society for graduates in Political Science. Graduates find careers spanning the public, private, and non-profit sectors. They work for think tanks, NGOs, the media, international organizations, governmental organizations, and businesses. Alumni are currently employed as consultants, journalists, policy-makers and analysts, press secretaries and PR-managers, researchers, and teachers.

Where do our graduates work?

  • International organizations and think tanks (e.g. European Commission, Open Society Foundation)
  • National, regional and local government agencies (e.g. Ministry of Interior)
  • Multinational corporations (e.g. ABN AMRO, McKinsey, Shell)
  • Media (e.g. NRC)
  • Civil society organisations (e.g. Amnesty International)
  • Educational organisations (e.g. high schools)

Graduates seeking a research career within academia are eligible to pursue a PhD.


Graduates of the Comparative Politics track are able to use their knowledge of political developments to contribute to democratic decision-making processes in the broadest sense. You will be equipped to function in a wide range of organizations and decision-making structures, and to quickly analyze emerging societal and political issues.

Career coaching during your Master’s

The career advisers at the UvA Student Careers Centre can help students with information, workshops and individual vocational counselling to find out what you want, get insight into your capabilities and competencies, make choices and improve your application skills in order to achieve your goals

Career events

The UvA Student Careers Centre organises several events for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines. They include workshops, labour market trends, inspiring speakers, CV check, contact with employers, having a professional LinkedIn photo taken and best practises for applying to jobs.