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Master
Physics and Astronomy: Astronomy and Astrophysics (track)
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Career prospects

Alumnus Herish about his master and career path

At the Faculty of Science, in addition to our current students, we also have our alumni (former students). So let’s have a look at our alumni. Where do they end up after graduating? Harish tells you more about his career path.

Graduates of the Master's programme Astronomy and Astrophysics typically pursue careers:

  • as PhD students at astronomy and physics institutes around the world, progressing from there to careers in academia or industry
  • in research, within industry (e.g. Philips, Shell, Océ, ASML)
  • in research, within research institutes (e.g. Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM))
  • as teachers, within high schools or universities
  • as (technical) policy officers, within (science-oriented) governmental and non-profit organisations
  • in business (e.g. ICT companies, telecommunications companies, investment banks, consultancy firms)
  • as writers, for (science-oriented) media
  • as entrepreneurs