Engaging Public Issues

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If you're interested in how algorithms can be racist, how your smartphone is a political object, or how climate change becomes an issue through activist engagement, this master programme (MSc) is for you.

Key Facts & Figures

Mode of study
Instruction language
1 year
Study points (EC)
Start date
Application Deadline (EEA)
17 June
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The study programme in a nutshell

The programme:

  • provides the tools to critically analyze the key issues of today;
  • works from, and helps develop, students own engagement with those issues;
  • has dedicated professors, awarded with the best teacher awards by students in their department, and with experience in public social science;
  • has small-scale, interactive tutorials, with lots of attention for the individual student;
  • improves students’ ability to meaningfully work with people who come from a variety of backgrounds.
Why this study

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Student perspective - Engaging Public Issues

What you will learn

This programme doesn’t place one issue front and center. It provides you with the tools to navigate and broker public issues, to develop your own engagement with them and to intervene in them.

Programme overview

Is this the right programme for you?

This programme: 

  • improves students’ ability to meaningfully work with people who come from a variety of backgrounds and have different types of expertise.
  • The Social Sciences Department of Erasmus University Rotterdam ranks the highest of all of the continental European universities in the Shanghai Ranking.

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Career opportunities after graduation

The ability to dissect major public issues and to consider them from multiple perspectives is key whether you will be a journalist, NGO worker, teacher, social worker, entrepreneur or policy maker.

This could be your future

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