Curriculum

International Bachelor History 

Your history programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam is centred around societal, economic, political and cultural themes and not (as with many other programmes) historical periods. This means that one day, you may be studying a 17th-century account of the travels of an employee of the Dutch East India Company, followed by an explanation of the impact of international treaties on the retention of cultural heritage the next day.

Focusing on themes lets you keep an eye on the big picture, which teaches you to establish links between historical and contemporary developments and learn not just to understand the past but also the issues facing society today. This is the ideal programme for you if your interest goes beyond history alone, if you are curious and want to learn how to connect yesterday with today. 

5 Reasons to choose IB History at the EUR

  • History = cramming dates? Not at the EUR, where you study historical themes, rather than specific periods.
  • Thanks to the small groups and the mentor system, you receive personal help with your studies.
  • History at the EUR moves beyond the borders of the Netherlands: we focus on the history of Europe and the world.
  • Studying history in Rotterdam means living in a city with an interesting past and a dynamic present.
  • You will share the class room with students from all over the world - and have the opportunity to spend some time abroad yourself during an exchange.

Connecting today with yesterday

Focusing on themes lets you keep an eye on the big picture, which teaches you to establish links between historical and contemporary developments and learn not just to understand the past but also the issues facing society today. This is the ideal programme for you if your interest goes beyond history alone, if you are curious and want to learn how to connect yesterday with today.

Why choose IB History? Cindy will tell you why! 

Full time/part time?

IB History is a three-year full-time programme. It is not possible to follow this programme part-time.