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Global History and International Relations

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
Rotterdam
English
01 September 2022
Application deadline: 15 May for EEA students; 15 April for non-EEA students
Master Global History and International Relations_fotograaf Michelle Muus

Program description

Global History and International Relations

Understanding the past is key in understanding the present. In this master’s 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. Our programme is characterized by small-scale seminars, personal supervision, and intensive contacts with faculty and fellow students.

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Admission requirements

You can apply if:

  1. You have a university Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in history
  2. You have a university Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent social sciences, humanities, or a Bachelor’s degree from a university college. It is imperative that you can demonstrate that you have undertaken coursework in history (e.g. through electives or a minor).
  3. You do not need to provide further evidence of English proficiency if:
    • you have a Dutch ‘vwo’ grade of 7 or higher in English (final exam vwo-6);
    • you hold an International Baccalaureate diploma including English Standard Level (A) or English Higher Level (A or B);
    • you hold a European Baccalaureate diploma including English as 1st or 2nd language;
    • you obtained at least 2,5 years of secondary education in Australia, Canada (other than Quebec), New Zealand, South-Africa, The USA, the UK or Ireland;
    • For graduates of recognized academic programmes taught entirely in English, the obligation to take a language test may be dropped after considering their academic performance

For more information about admission requirements, please refer to the institute website.


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Tuition

The full tuition price for local/EU students is 2,209 EUR. The price for International/Non-EU students is 11,900 EUR.

Program content

As a Global History and International Relations 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 organizations, NGOs, consultancy agencies, museums or heritage institutes. An academic career is also possible after this Master’s programme. The Master in History of Society is also offered in Dutch.

Your master Global History and International Relations from Erasmus University Rotterdam will jumpstart your career as a historian or researcher. But you can also work as a manager or researcher at cultural institutions, government authorities, consultancies, archives or in the media.

Historians are often hired as a journalist, or as a policy maker for local or international organizations, museums and heritage institutions. 

It focuses on paradoxical processes of cultural homogenization and increasing emphasis on cultural diversity in debates on national histories and heritage programmes.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

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About this institute

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is one of the schools of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. ESHCC hosts the departments of History, Arts and Culture Studies, and Media & Communication. ESHCC offers high-quality education, based on academic...


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Why study at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Besides guaranteeing a high quality study programme and an internationally recognised degree, Erasmus university offers you a good time. It’s safe and everything is close by. After a few weeks, you’ll be doing everything by bike, eating sandwiches for lunch and saying ‘gezellig’ (try to pronounce that typical Dutch word!) when you’re meeting your friends. You’re welcome in the Netherlands!

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Julie Küpperfahrenberg
Although I was also approved at other universities, when I received my admission for Rotterdam, I did not shed a thought about going somewhere else. Firstly, Erasmus University is highly regarded in Europe. Secondly, the program itself exactly met my interests and my professional background. Thirdly, although I had only been in Rotterdam once be...
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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam

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