Career prospects Public Governance: Public Administration, Economics and Law

You will be eligible for a broad range of positions and professions in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including policy analyst at an international organization such as the OECD or the EU, policy advisor at a national ministry, regional authority or city government, strategic consultant at a consultancy firm, or a public affairs manager in a large company such as a bank.

Knowledge and skills

After completing the Master’s program in Public Governance you will be able to tackle multi-actor and multi-level governance issues in relation to societal problems by thinking analytically and strategically about these challenges. Your analytical skills, as well as your ability to work with others on creative and innovative governance solutions, optimally prepare you for a future leadership role. The need for bright, young professionals who are problem-oriented and can continuously learn and adapt, whilst searching for solutions, has never been greater than today, in the public, the private and non-profit sector alike. 

Recent placements include:

  • Policy Advisor for Member of the European Parliament (international organization)
  • Political Advisor at Ministry of Finance (national ministry)
  • Project Coordinator at the Agency for International Programs for Youth, Latvia (government agency)
  • Researcher Global Economics at SEO Amsterdam Economics (research consultancy)
  • Program Manager, Provincial Approach to Nitrogen at Province of Limburg (regional government)
  • Journalist and Political Reporter at WNL (public broadcaster)
  • Advisor Public Affairs at Municipality of Amsterdam (city government)
  • Project Manager at Start Foundation (venture philanthropy fund making social investments)
  • Data Governance Advisor at Alliander N.V. (energy network operator)
  • Consultant Digital Transformation in the Public Sector, Berenschot Consultants (strategy and management consultant)
  • Project Manager at CZ (insurance company)
  • Analyst at Rabobank (financial service provider)

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.

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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 Public Governance? Are you...

  • Motivated to learn about the governance of complex societal challenges?

  • Eager to combine theory with practice in innovative solutions?

  • Ready to step out of your comfort zone and train essential methods and (soft)skills?

Then check your eligibility and see if this program is a good fit for you!