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After you finish the International Bachelor History in Rotterdam, you will be more than ready for a career as a historian. Thanks to your analytical attitude, you will be versatile and can work in various jobs.

For instance, historians do not only work as researchers or in education, but also in government, large companies, cultural institutions or the media. Precisely because, as a Rotterdam historian, you dare to ask critical questions and easily make connections between past and present events, you will come into your own in various jobs and sectors.

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Career perspective

In many respects, historians are highly valued in the labor market, particularly in the field of politics, education, journalism, business and government administration. Historians have extensive knowledge of the past, which enables them to identify current issues in global society. They are able to gather information rapidly, assess various digital and printed sources, and compose a coherent argument.

Their historical knowledge and skills are crucial in today’s world, but they are also essential for you, as a historian, involved with, for instance, designing historical expositions, teaching, writing articles in newspapers.

The way history functions in society, plays a central role in the International Bachelor History. Therefore, significant attention is given to current problems and their historical background, in a globalising and digitalising world. Our graduates are not only specialists, they are also professionals with a wide social and historical knowledge.

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Career Days

During the International Bachelor History, you are already working on your professional future. Every year, ACE, the international faculty association of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, organises the Career Days. During these days, you can meet graduates and the companies and/or institutions where they are employed now.

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After the International Bachelor History, you can start your professional career or pursue a master degree. Interested in continuing your studies? Check out the possibilities.

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