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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges (BA/BSc)

After LUC

After three years of intensive honours education at LUC The Hague, our students are ready for a successful career! After graduating, students also become part of LUC's alumni network Evolucio.

Your career prospects

Opportunities abound for LUC graduates both in The Netherlands and abroad! After LUC, our graduates are in prime position to enter:

  • International master’s and PhD programmes.
  • Internships in government and international institutions.
  • Traineeships in think tanks and non-governmental organisations as well as the private sector
  • Positions in strategic and financial consultancies.
  • Education and awareness raising projects.

Lieke Bos

Alumni

Lieke Bos

“After graduating from LUC The Hague one still has many options to continue your studies by doing a master’s programme. As I majored in Global Justice, I obviously applied for (Public) International Law, but my exploration did not stop there. I also applied for master programmes in International Relations, a field of study that combines aspects I studied at LUC in various interdisciplinary courses. Right now I have the opportunity to choose from among prestigious universities throughout Europe.”

Paula Martínez López

Alumni

Paula Martínez López

I graduated from LUC with a set goal in mind: I wanted to work before starting a Master's degree. I couldn't have made a better decision. I got an internship in the Embassy of Spain in Jakarta, Indonesia. I believe LUC's interdisciplinary curriculum prepared me for this job in the sense that I had to resort to concepts from my first year International Law class, employ terminology from my second year Economics' class or apply IR theories from a 3rd year course to understand Spanish-Indonesian diplomatic relations. LUC essentially laid the foundation for allowing me to pursue my internship successfully in different areas of the Embassy/

Filippa Braarud

Alumni

Filippa Braarud

Graduating LUC in the winter of 2017, I was very motivated to gain some practical experience before pursuing a master’s degree in the fall. I was lucky enough to spend the following six months interning at the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk, Russia. LUC had prepared me well for this, and especially my International Justice major and capstone came into direct use as I assisted with organising seminars and writing reports related to Arctic cooperation, shipping, fisheries and indigenous people. As my time in Murmansk further triggered my interest for political science and diplomacy, I reconsidered my initial plan of doing an LLM and decided to pursue a dual master’s degree in International Security between Sciences Po in Paris and MGIMO in Moscow. LUC’s interdisciplinary nature was really key in allowing me to make this change, and shows that you really have the privilege of choice thanks to the robust, interdisciplinary programme that LUC offers

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs has a Career Service that provides students and graduates with guidance on the transition from their study to the labour market. Career Service offers various career activities such as career colleges, an internship market, various skills workshops and a Career Event. Students can also get advice and a CV check.

The Leiden University Career Centre can provide you with professional advice and guidance concerning (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. We can assist you in exploring your individual interests and abilities, in doing so guiding you towards the most appropriate internship and job.

Furtermore, our graduates also connect through the alumni network Evolucio. They give each other advice on interesting academic programmes, internships or other career opportunities! For more information, see the Evolucio website.

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