In this master programme, you study historical processes in a comparative and interdisciplinary manner. Drawing on insights from the social sciences, political theory and cultural analysis, you will learn to describe both the broad outlines and the unique aspects of historical events from the early modern period to the present. Studying topics such as international relations, migration, trade and cultural heritage, will provide a better understanding of the present as well.
As a history graduate from Erasmus University Rotterdam, you will be able to produce short or long term visions on international (historical) processes. You will also be an experienced writer, presenter and debater. All of these skills are much sought-after in jobs at governmental organisations, NGOs, consultancy agencies, museums or heritage institutes. An academic career is also possible after this Master’s programme.
Studying History of Society in Rotterdam means:
Our graduates work in (international) governmental organisations, NGOs, consulting agencies, journalism, museums and heritage institutes. Some of them have also moved on to PhD positions in the field of history, or to educational master programmes for a secondary school teaching qualificatiof
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.
The master programme History of Society is an international programme for talented students, who want to combine historical research with insights from the social sciences, political theory and cultural analysis. If your interests are broad and you want to develop a similar theoretical foundation, then this is the programme for you. The programme is also perfect for those students who envision themselves having a career at a governmental organisation, an NGO, in journalism, at a museum or if you want to do a PhD. The programme is primarily aimed at students who have a background in history or the social sciences.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Previous education: BA/BSc.
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