Why study Pre-master History

For those who want to study Global History and International Relations, but do not meet all entry requirements, we run a pre-Master programme. The programme offers admission to the master Global History and International Relations.

It is possible to follow the programme full-time (one academic year) or part-time (two academic years).

Historical knowledge

During the pre-master's programme, you will enrol in selected courses of the bachelor's History. You will become acquainted with cultural, social and economic history and with the history of international relations. You will take some methodological courses as well, preparing you for the master’s programme. You will improve both your academic skills and historical knowledge  in such a way that you are ready to start the Master in Global History and International Relations.

Analytical thought

The pre-Master teaches you to think in an academic way. This means that you will critically study historical and contemporary issues. You will also learn to write essays and papers and you will learn the practice of historical research. By the end of the pre-master's you are ready to apply your academic knowledge and skills in your bachelor’s thesis.

5 reasons to study a History master's in Rotterdam:

  • participating in a master programme which has repeatedly been voted best Dutch master programme in the field of history (by the Dutch magazine Elsevier and Keuzegids Masters);

  • learning how to do historical research on contemporary issues;
  • approaching history from multiple angles and studying phenomena in an international context;
  • benefiting from small-scale classes and a dedicated team of lecturers;
  • the possibility to do an internship, for example at an archive, museum or research institution.