Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects Sociology: Politics, Policy and Society in Comparative Perspective

As a graduate of the Master’s track Politics, Policy and Society in Comparative Perspective, you will be able to make a substantial contribution to the analysis of and solutions to today's social problems. You may be employed as researcher, policy officer, advisor or management team member. Your work may be in the field of labor and employment, culture, welfare, recreation, entertainment or health care.

Recent placements include:

  • Policy Officer at Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie
  • Health care research | Primary care | Data-analist | NIVEL
  • Adviseur-onderzoeker PON, kennisorganisatie op het sociale en culturele domein
  • Junior onderzoeker bij Mulier Instituut
  • Project manager at Tilburg University
  • Researcher in regional identities in North-Brabant at Tilburg University
  • Journalist BN de Stem
  • Teacher Secondary School
  • Policy advisor Catharina Hospital

Typical starting positions after graduation

  • Policy Officer
  • (Junior) Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Advisor
  • Scientist
  • Journalist

Become a teacher

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? If you are a Dutch graduate, you can follow an educational post-master after finishing your Master’s program and become a teacher in Secondary School.

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.

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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 Sociology?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application