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. And you will 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 specialisation.
Global History and International Relations at 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 organisations, museums and heritage institutions. Historians from Rotterdam know how to relate contemporary social and political issues to long term developments, they will be able to produce short or long term visions on international processes. A quality that is much sought-after in different jobs, companies and fields.
During the master, I developed a lot of skills that are beneficial at every job.
Possible careers after studying history
Would you like to become a researcher, or teach at a university? In your master specialisation Global History and International Relations you will acquire strong analytical skills, which makes you a professional who is able to conduct research independently. Global History and International Relations provides talented students an excellent basis for pursuing a PhD degree.
Share your knowledge
Would you love to share your passion for history and pass on your knowledge of the past? And do you also speak Dutch? After completing this master specialisation, you can enrol for a master in Teaching History at Leiden University, Utrecht University, or University of Amsterdam to gain your teaching certification. Perhaps you’ll be soon teaching history then.
Job Market Orientations Days
During your master you will already work towards a future in the labour market as a historian. By carrying out an optional research internship within an institution you can already gain experience as a historian in the labour market. Furthermore, the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication organises yearly Job Market Orientation days, where you can meet graduates as well as the companies and/or institutions where they are currently employed.
The master History at Erasmus University Rotterdam counts more than 1500 graduates who completed one of the following specialisations: Global History and International Relations or Applied History.
On our alumni website you can read the alumni experiences from graduates of our master specialisations and you will discover how the approach of the master History is reflected in the wide variety of work fields and countries in which our graduates are employed.