After completing the programme, you will be qualified to continue with a relevant master’s degree at Leiden University or elsewhere. After that, you might pursue your career in areas such as think tanks, government bodies, NGOs, or the police, as well as in the private sector, where security issues are increasingly important. You will benefit from the networks built during the programme and through your presence in The Hague, as well as in the private sector, where strategic roles with respect to security are becoming increasingly important as well.
Graduates may take up positions such as:
- Security Policy Officer at a government organisation
- Consultant advising public and private organisations on security
- Risk Manager at a public or private organisation
- Researcher in the security domain
- Strategic Advisor on security strategies at a public or private organisation
- Researcher in the security domain at a university
Your employer might be an international organisation, non-profit organisation, a ministry, a business, or an educational institute concerned with the implementation of, or giving advice on, security strategies.
The Leiden University Career Centre can provide you with professional advice and guidance concerning national and international internships and jobs, courses in career planning and job applications. The faculty has its own career advisor who can advise you regarding employers and alumni contacts. The university can assist you in exploring your individual interests and abilities, in doing so guiding you towards the most appropriate internship and job.