International Bachelor History
How do games like Call of Duty perpetuate myths about the war, but also communicate historical content? Why did so many European countries become rich while African countries have remained poor? What is the influence of movies such as Schindler’s List and Inglorious Bastards on our historical thinking? And how is diversity within football teams partly due to the colonial past of the country? Do these questions speak to you? Then the bachelor History at the Erasmus University is the study programme for you.
History is cramming dates? Not in Rotterdam! History in Rotterdam is unique in its multifaced approach. You primarily look at modern History, from 1500 onwards with a focus on the last 200 years, from different perspectives. You focus on political, economic, societal, and cultural developments from a global perspective and learn to connect the past with the present. You look at history from a long-term perspective by using themes such as migration, social inequality, popular uses of history (e.g. in video games or during carnival) and trends in the fashion industry and the growth of main ports.
More reasons to choose History at EUR
Thanks to the small groups and the mentor system, you receive personal help with your studies;
you will combine theory and practice by doing an internship or going on an exchange;
you will share the classroom with students from all over the world;
the programme is oriented towards the labour market and has close ties with the corporate world;
the programme receives a high score in the annual National Student Survey;
the EUR offers a number of high-quality master’s programmes that complement the bachelor, including the Erasmus Mundus Programme GLOCAL.
Field of study: History; Global Processes; Contemporary Developments in Historical Perspective; Culture; Economics; Social Science
Keywords: History and Multidisciplinary; International Relations; Global History; Business History; Museums; Popular Culture; History Education. Small Scale Programme.
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Duration: 3 years = 36 months full-time
Course load: 180 ECTS-credits = 60 ECTScredits per year, 1 ECTS = 28 hours
Language of instruction: Fully taught in English
Ranking Erasmus University Rotterdam Times Higher Education ranking #72 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) #4 in the Netherlands, #92 worldwide
After graduation: Our MA programmes Global History and International Relations, Applied History and Globalisation and Societal Transformations are three of the possibilities upon completing the BA. Or you enter the labour market directly with well-developed analytical skills, experience in writing and research.
The Netherlands: 17 million inhabitants, 200 different nationalities
Rotterdam: 650,000 inhabitants, 175 different nationalities, 80% speaks English
Erasmus University Rotterdam: 39,150 students, 114 different nationalities
Activities: Students can join a number of activities throughout the year such as social drinks, study trips, music sessions, lectures and language courses organized by different (student) associations at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Study counselling: In the first year of your programme you will be part of a mentor group guided by second or third-year students, thus ensuring a smooth start. You may consult your student advisor if you have any questions about the study programme, your own study planning or personal circumstances relevant to your studies.
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