Daan Schoofs_alumnus Public Governance

Career prospects Public Governance: Public Administration, Economics and Law

You will be eligible for a broad range of professions, from managers, strategic advisors, consultants, to researchers or other leading positions in the public sector.

Knowledge and skills

After completing the Master’s program in Public Governance: Public Administration, Economics and Law you will be able to tackle multi-level governance issues by thinking analytically about these problems. Your analytical skills and ability to create order of chaos will be key in connecting the different dots of these wicked problems. The need for bright, young professionals with these competencies is rising, in the public, the private and non-profit sector. 

Recent placements include:

  • Politiek adviseur at Ministerie van Financiën
  • Trainee at VNG (Association of Netherlands Municipalities)
  • Operational Management Trainee at Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)
  • Trainee at Langhenkel Groep
  • Business Manager Risk at Volksbank N.V.
  • Research Internship at GGD Hart voor Brabant (Governmental public health institute)
  • Adviseur Financiën en Bedrijfsvoering at NCOD (Consultant for the public sector)
  • Purchasing Consultant at the Municipality of Breda
  • Business Analyst at CZ
  • Civil Affairs Assistant at the Municipality of Veldhoven


Alumni facts Tilburg Law School

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 3.04
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2.665,-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2020 | n = 76

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

More on our Career Services

More on our Entrepreneurship services

Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the MSc Public Governance?

- Are you always looking for alternative answers and solutions to challenging problems? - Are you on top of the latest news? - And do you want to look across borders? Then check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.