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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Previous education: BA/BSc.
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