After graduation

This programme will be the ideal stepping stone to develop a career in the fascinating fields of European and international politics.

What have you learnt?

The world is changing rapidly. Whichever path you take in European or international politics, this master will arm you with valuable knowledge, hands-on experience and insights into the dynamics of past and present.

Further study

Keen to continue your academic career? You can apply for a PhD position at VUB! All you need is a promoter, research subject and sufficient funding. Are you up for the challenge? Or look into our Postgraduates and Microcredentials, short programmes that might meet your interest.

What professions will it allow you to enter?

Diplomat, journalist, administrator, official, think tanker, academic researcher… this programme prepares you for a variety of high-level professional options.

Our alumni tell what jobs this diploma leads to...

  • Aina Errando | Master-after-master in European Integration (specialisation: migration & external relations) and also working full-time as 'Partnerships and Communications Assistant' at the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)

    "This programme not only offers you the opportunity to get in touch with professional practitioners in the field but also to be fully immersed in an international environment. Besides that, courses are taught by qualified and up-to-date professors."

Other career stories from former students

Are you aware that VUB sometimes looks for political scientists?

That's right! You can build an exciting and meaningful career as a political scientist or specialist in European and international governance here at your alma mater. As a large organisation we look for very diverse profiles.

Find out which vacancies are currently open

Join our community of former students

On graduation from VUB you become part of a unique network of 75,000 former students (known as alumni) who are ready to build a better future. We exchange as many experiences, ideas and other forms of knowledge as possible to stand stronger together in our jobs, our lives and the world outside.

So, besides strengthening your position on the labour market, a VUB diploma gives you a network you can build on to realise your professional ambitions and make a difference in the world. Do you need more reasons? We list more below for you.

Proclamatie van Recht en Criminologie aan de VUB

... it's worth it!

  • Benefits on and off campus - A BasicFit annual subscription at half the price, student rates in the Resto... : being a former student pays off with a digital alumni pass.
  • Help with job applications - It is sometimes hard for young alumni to find their way on the labour market. We help you get off to a flying start.
  • Networking - Join your faculty or study-programme alumni association and keep up to date with the latest networking events and developments in your field.
  • Career inspiration - Are you looking for a job that matches your passions? Read the career stories and tips of former students and discover the possibilities per diploma.
  • Our continuing education - Society and the labour market are constantly on the move. Our continuing education courses keep your knowledge and skills relevant. For a lifetime.

More about our activities for former students