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Political Theory (Political Science)
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There is strong demand in society for graduates in Political Science.

Where do our graduates work?

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 of the Political Theory track are currently employed as researchers, teachers, journalists, consultants, policy-makers, and analysts – including at the Bundesbank and the Korean embassy in London.

Graduates seeking a research career within academia are eligible to pursue a PhD. Recent alumni of the political theory track have successfully secured funded PhD positions at top-ranked universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, and McGill.


Graduates of the Political Theory track are trained to analyse complex societal and political issues from a variety of perspectives, to express themselves precisely and concisely both verbally and in writing, and to think and work creatively and methodically. Armed with these crucial practical and intellectual skills, graduates are equipped to excel in a wide range of professional organizations and functions.

Career support 

To support you in your career goals, the University offers a variety of resources:

GSSS Career Event 

Twice a year the GSSS hosts a Career Event, where you can meet organisation representatives and alumni, and receive helpful tips and feedback about searching for a job as a graduate.

UvA Careers Centre (LAC)

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.

With an increasing number of international students each year, the UvA is truly an international university. UvA graduates from all over the world find their way to interesting careers, whether in the Netherlands or abroad. The Student Careers Centre is specialised in advising international (non-Dutch) UvA graduates about job seeking in the international labour market.