After graduation

Applied History

As an Applied History graduate from Erasmus University Rotterdam, you will be able to produce short or long term visions on international (historical) processes. You are also aware how heritage has a crucial role in our society. You will have acquired crucial skills to gather, analyse and present data in a professional way. 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. 

Your master specialisation Applied History at Erasmus University Rotterdam will jumpstart your career as a historian or researcher. But you can also work as a policymaker, 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.

Applied History - Career opportunities

History Alumni

Possible careers after studying history


Job Market Orientations Days

During your study 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.

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