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Crisis and Security Management (MSc)

Career prospects

The combination of academic and professional skills taught in the CSM prepares you for a wide variety of careers in the rapidly expanding domain of security and crisis management, including public or private sector and policy-making positions.

Skills after graduation

Graduates of CSM will be active on strategic positions in the security domain or a crisis-related field. They will analyse and discuss security challenges and write policies or reports on a variety of security topics. In the private sector, graduates of CSM may consult or advise others on a range of security challenges and how to address them. Graduates may also continue as an academic or researcher in the security domain or their topic of interest.

Positions held by our alumni

CSM graduates find employment in both the public and private sector, in a wide variety of positions. In the three months after graduation, almost 63% of graduates land their first job. After the first year, this is nearly 92%.

  • 52.53 Sector of first job of our alumni Business (e.g. consulting, financial, legal)
  • 12.12 Sector of first job of our alumni Research & Education
  • 9.09 Sector of first job of our alumni Other (e.g. non-profit, political party, media)
  • 26.26 Sector of first job of our alumni Government

Source: Database Alumni Public Administration

Example Positions

This MSc provides you with the tools to tackle emerging security and crisis issues through a governance perspective. After completing CSM, gradutaes work in the private or public sector, in positions in policymaking departments in all levels of government, or strategic positions in international organisations and NGOs, consultancies, or industry. Positions include:

  • Consultant
  • Policy officer
  • Crisis response coordinator
  • Network security manager
  • Research assistant
  • (Business) Analyst
  • PhD candidate