Seven masters awarded ‘quality stamp’ by Keuzegids
Seven master programmes at Erasmus University Rotterdam have been awarded a ‘stamp of quality’ in the Keuzegids Masters 2017 published today. Students in these programmes indicate that they are very satisfied with their chosen studies.
This year, the independent guide Keuzegids assessed 66 (research) masters at Erasmus University. Of these masters, seven were awarded a so-called ‘stamp of quality’. According to the Keuzegids, this means that they attain a very high standard:
• Liability and insurance
• Labour law
• Philosophy (research)
• International management
• Media studies (research)
• Molecular medicine (research)
Moreover, like last year, Labour Law is one of the top 20 best master programmes. In this programme, practical orientation, content, teaching quality, academic education and study load are factors which receive a good assessment. Content and tutors are highly valued in the master programme Philosophy, for example.
Overall, Erasmus University is in sixth place in the list of general universities.
In its notes, the Keuzegids comments that Erasmus University ‘is very successful in attracting students from diverse backgrounds. And the Rotterdam university is also popular with international students.’ The Keuzegids also addresses problem-based learning. ‘Compared to classic education, this usually involves teams of students searching for a solution to a realistic problem they have been given’.
Expansion of master programmes
An important part of Erasmus University’s strategy is the expansion of its master programmes. By investing in quality, the university wants to become even more attractive for students from outside the region: the Netherlands, but also increasingly from other countries, partly through the addition of more English streams. With an annual master intake of around 60 percent of the total student intake, Erasmus University must now do even more to become a real master university. The Rotterdam-based organisation scores well in attracting master students from other universities.
On Thursday 16 March, Erasmus University will be holding its Master Open Day.
About Keuzegids Masters
Published by the Higher Education Information Centre (C.H.O.I.), the Keuzegids Masters provides an overview of all the higher professional education and university master programmes for each subject, details about the labour market and in-depth quality assessments for each master. These evaluations are based on both data from the National Student Survey, as well as accreditation decisions and reports from inspection body NVAO.