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The Political Geography track prepares you to navigate complex international relations, inform government policies at the local, regional, national or supranational level, engage in (para-)diplomacy, and address pressing global challenges such as great power rivalry, climate change, digitalisation, migration, and social inequality.

Where do our graduates work?

After graduating from the Master’s programme in Political Geography you will have a broad range of skills, such as practical knowledge of research methods, analytical thinking, and the capacity to translate academic insights into real-world projects and solutions, which are valued in many different professional paths, including diplomatic circles, media and education.  

Discover a selection of career examples from our alumni: 

Public service 

  • Geography teacher – secondary school 

  • Geographic Information Systems expert – Dutch Water Board 

  • Science Coordinator – United Nations University, Institute of Environment and Human Security 

Profit sector 

  • Project Employee Sustainability – Amsterdam Innovation Motor (promotes innovation, cooperation and new business in the Amsterdam region) 

  • Consultancy work 

Civil society 

  • Director ICT service and projects in Africa - Viafrica Foundation  


Your diploma is not a farewell

After graduating, you don't have to say goodbye to the University of Amsterdam! We are happy to help you develop your career. You can join the young alumni programme, which will assist you in mapping out your career. And as an alumnus, you can also still use the Student Careers Centre.  

UvA Student Careers Centre

The Student Careers Centre is there to help with your career development. You can contact them to discuss your options, ambitions and doubts at any time during your studies.