Is this the programme you're looking for?
Would you like to focus on cutting-edge questions related to historical processes of globalisation, international interactions, and social, cultural and economic encounters? And do you want to enrol in a programme with a different approach to history than traditional history programmes often have? Then the specialisation Global History and International Relations is the right master programme for you.
Key Facts & Figures
- Mode of study
- Full-time | Part-time
- Instruction language
- 1 year
- Study points (EC)
- Campus Woudestein
- Start date
- Application Deadline (EEA)
- 15 May
The study programme in a nutshell
Global History and International Relations approaches modern history from multiple angles. Focusing on individuals, nation states and empires in the international political arena, you will examine social, economic, political, and cultural themes in the past – and connect them with today’s developments. Learn while being in the field, go to archives and museums to find journals or protest pamphlets that will help you to build your cases, and investigate how and why people, regions, nations, or empires behave like they do.
''This program has a very different approach to history than traditional history programmes often have.''
What you will learn
- Study historical processes in a comparative and interdisciplinary manner;
- learn to describe both the broad outlines and the unique aspects of historical events from the early modern period to the present;
- study international relations in a historical context using approaches from social science, international political theory and cultural analysis;
- study topics such as international relations, migration, trade, and cultural heritage;
- gain a better understanding of the present, by learning how nation-states generate various perspectives on the course of history, influencing the way they enter the world’s political stage.
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Career opportunities after graduation
Studying Global History and International Relations at Erasmus University Rotterdam will jumpstart your career as a historian, researcher, or lecturer in the academic world. But you can also work as a manager or researcher at cultural institutions, government authorities, consultancies, archives or in the media.