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Graduates of the Research Master’s in International Development Studies will be qualified to apply for jobs in both the academic world and research-oriented institutions. The programme provides an excellent foundation for pursuing a PhD in relevant fields. It also prepares students for positions in applied or policy research in multinational organisations, research institutes, consultancy firms and governmental agencies.

Where do our graduates work?

  • PhD positions at numerous universities including Wageningen University, the UvA, UCLA in the United States, at Hong Kong University and at the University of Johannesburg, among others
  • Positions at international organisations, such as Programme Officer at the Food and Agriculture Office in Rome
  • Positions in government, such as Policy advisor for the Dutch Parliament (Labour Party)
  • Non-governmental organisations, such as Hivos and Oxfam Novib
  • Social researcher for the Office for National Statistics in the UK
  • Independent text writer
  • Editor of the online journal The Broker
  • Policy Researcher at the Policy and Evaluations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Junior Project Assistant Educaids, Edukans

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.