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Comparative Politics (Political Science)


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.