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The Master's track is broad in scope and gives students a solid foundation in international relations. There is consequently a wide range of employment opportunities for International Relations graduates. The most obvious profession is a policy advisor, but you could also become a researcher, lobbyist, diplomat, or PR officer. You can work in international business, non-profit or government organizations, in the media, and at a university or a private research institute.

Brochure job profiles IR graduates  | For some examples of where our IR graduates work, please go to our brochure. 

Alumni Network Mitrany  | We would also like to direct you to the IR Alumni Network or a survey they conducted amongst IR alumni.

University of Groningen Career Services  | Helps students to prepare for a successful career. 

The Master's track is broad in scope and gives students a solid foundation in international relations. There is consequently a wide range of employment opportunities for International Relations graduates. The most obvious profession is a policy advisor, but you could also become a researcher, lobbyist, diplomat, or PR officer. You can work in international business, non-profit or government organizations, in the media, and at a university or a private research institute.

Brochure job profiles IR graduates  | For some examples of where our IR graduates work, please go to our brochure. 

Alumni Network Mitrany  | We would also like to direct you to the IR Alumni Network or a survey they conducted amongst IR alumni.

University of Groningen Career Services  | Helps students to prepare for a successful career. 

  • Testimonial van Sanne Roefs

    – Sanne Roefs
  • Testimonial van Daniel Craanen

    Internship at the Scottish Parliament in the United Kingdom

    As the organizational culture at the Scottish Parliament is very informal overall, I was given a very reasonable deal of responsibility which allowed me to experience the workings of the parliament first-hand. As such, I learned much about the day-to-day workings of a MSP's (Member of Scottish Parliament) office and the politics and alliances within the parliament itself – on a local as well as on an international level.

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    – Daniel Craanen
  • Testimonial van Paul Morgenstern

    The master degree at the University of Groningen is fun and challenging.

    The reason why I applied for the master in International Relations, Security track at the University of Groningen is because it aligned with my interests and it had a system that allowed students who had BA degrees from Universities outside Europe to apply. The master degree at the University of Groningen is fun and challenging. It is made up of research seminars, lectures about IR theory as well as a 20.000 to 25.000-word thesis and an internship at an international institution like the European Union, a Government Ministry or Embassy.

    Challenging, Exciting, and Intense

    If I was to summarize the programme in three words they would be challenging exciting and intense. With good time management I can complete all my work for the week by 4 to 5 hours per day, including weekends, but this depends on the spread of your assignments because some students are given two assignments to complete in one week so naturally they spend more time on their work in that given week.

    Over all this masters at the University of Groningen is the best fit for me and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is passionate about studying International Relations.

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    – Paul Morgenstern
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