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International Bachelor History
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The master History of Society at Erasmus University has topped the rankings for best history master in the Netherlands for the last couple of years. We offer two specialisations Applied History and Global History and International Relations.

Applied History

How can you tackle a problem as climate change from a historical perspective? And what impact do historical games like Call of Duty have on the historical awareness of young people? These are just some cases you will cover during the master specialisation Applied History. Are you interested in history but looking for a more practical master, focussed on the labour market? Then Applied History is the programme for you. You will get the chance to take a longer internship and you can create a script for a documentary in stead of writing a traditional master thesis. The collaboration with Arts & Culture and Media makes you a desired employee for many companies.

Global History and International Relations 

The specialisation Global History and International Relations highlights the rise and fall of empires and the emergence of international relations. In addition it focuses on paradoxical processes of cultural homogenisation and increasing emphasis on cultural diversity in debates on national histories and heritage programmes. This specialisation teaches you to recognise and analyse global histories and local consequences; and the changing challenges of states, increasing interest in international relations and growing nationalism and the rising importance of cultural heritage and national histories from the early modern world to the world of today.

Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)

In this two-year, international Master programme, you examine how local places (clusters, cities and regions) and local actors (entrepreneurs, firms and policymakers) generate local competitiveness under global market conditions. All students will spend their first semester in Glasgow and the second semester in Barcelona, and then choose between Rotterdam and Göttingen in the third semester.

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