Address the challenges of tomorrow's world

We expect the majority of PPE graduates to go on to do a Master's degree  in one of the disciplines (philosophy, politics or economics), or in a related subject like international relations, media and communication studies, or econometrics. 

However, many students take a gap year between their Bachelor's and Master's degrees - following an internship, for example, or doing volunteer work.

PPE graduates make excellent opinion leaders and decision makers due to the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills they've acquired, as well as the multi-disciplinary nature of the programme itself. Whatever you choose to do, you're sure to be highly employable.

What can you do after your bachelor’s degree?

Further your education

A Master's degree in your chosen track or specialisation is a logical next step, although there are also related subjects that would make a good fit - either at the VU, elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. You can choose a master in one of the following domains: 

  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Economics 
  • International Relations
  • Media
  • Communication Studies
  • Econometrics
  • Law

Start your career

As a PPE graduate, you're ready to take on the world: whether as a reporter or journalist for a media outlet, as a politician in government, as a consultant for a think-tank, as a researcher at an academic institution, or as a leader in a commercial company.

Plus, the PPE programme at VU Amsterdam gives you plenty of opportunities to make contact with potential future employers during your studies. We invite a range of guest speakers - including academics, politicians, activists, reporters and bankers - to give presentations about their careers and how these relate to PPE.