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Security Studies (BSc)

Career prospects

Graduates of the Security Studies Bachelor are highly-employable thanks to their extensive knowledge of global issues in security, academic and professional skills and the current and future relevance of the security field.

What will your professional field be?

The Security Studies programme offers a broad range of future employment prospects in business, or at governmental or NGOs. Career opportunities include such positions as: 

  • Security policy officer at a government organisation
  • Security Consultant or advisor for public and private organisations
  • Risk manager at a public or private organisation
  • Strategic advisor for security strategies at a public or private organisation

Where do our students find work?

Graduates of our programme will have a wide range of opportunities in different sectors and functions, from business to governmental ministries, thanks to their broad perspectives and strategic skills in approaching specific security and safety issues. 

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.

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