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Security Studies (BSc)

After graduation

Graduates of the unique Security Studies programme at Leiden University are attractive candidates for a broad range of employers, in a field that is growing and offers excellent prospects for academically trained security strategists.

What are your skills after graduation?

The 3-year Bachelor’s of Security Studies provides students with the knowledge, skills and mindset to thoroughly analyse contemporary security and safety issues and devise strategic solutions in a complex and interconnected world. You understand the role of a wide range of stakeholders concerned with security, such as nations, businesses, and individuals; and the influence of institutions and the media. Your academic and professional abilities make you suitable for Master’s level study or entering the job market.

Your career prospects

Do you want to follow a full academic programme? After obtaining your bachelor’s degree you can continue with a master’s programme. Once you have successfully completed your master’s you will have earned the title Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Arts(MA). Your master’s diploma will increase your chances of finding a job or academic-level position.  

Your future workplace will depend upon your interests, knowledge and skills, and on the elective choices you’ve made during your study. Students who complete this programme find themselves prepared for a wide range of sectors and occupations. 

Career Services

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.

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