Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects Public Governance

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

Knowledge and skills

After completing the Master’s program in Public Governance you will be able to tackle multi-level governance issues by thinking analytically about public sector 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, and not only in the public 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 Bedrijsvoering 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: 4
  • Employer requires an academic Master’s degree: 59%
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2.266,-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 163

After your Master's

Support with your transition to the labor market
Working in the Netherlands after graduation

Interested in the MSc Public Governance?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application