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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. 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 organisations and to quickly analyse emerging societal and political issues.

Where do our graduates work?

  • International organisations 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.

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.