How to reconstruct a city centre? What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows and how to prevent discrimination and promote interaction and cohesion in culturally diverse societies?
In our globalised and complex network society, these urgent questions need to be answered. In order to do this, experts who demonstrate analytical skills, connective leadership, entrepreneurial attitudes and a strong ethical compass to achieve innovative solutions for societal problems are needed. The master track in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on the research, analysis and management of societal issues.
Migration and diversity are key factors in some of the most fundamental transformations of society today. These transformations do not merely involve migrants. Moreover, they have an impact on society at large. Migration and diversity have become highly politicised issues that play an important role in contemporary politics in many countries. These issues influence many different aspects of society, such as education, housing, labour and international relations.
Mode of education
The Master’s programme Governance of Migration and Diversity provides state-of-the-art courses and training given by dedicated scholars from five academic disciplines. During classes interaction amongst students and between students and professors is stimulated.
During the course, several site visits are organised to engage with firsthand experiences of governance issues. In the past years we have inter alia visited the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)Opens external, the Essalam MosqueOpens external and an asylum seekers centre.
Why study Master Governance of Migration and Diversity
Knowledge which will help you to address governance issues related to migration and diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective;
A unique interdisciplinary programme, with courses taught by leading scholars from three universities and five academic disciplines;
A focus on policies, politics and governance at an international, national and local level;
Education that has a direct link to contemporary issues. Students are trained to contribute to the governance of migration and diversity.
Top Level education. The Public Administration programme at Erasmus University is ranked number 3 in ShanghaiRanking's 2021.
The Master’s specialisation Governance of Migration and Diversity brings together different disciplines: history, sociology, politics, international development and urban design as a foundation for a better understanding of the governance of migration and diversity. The programme is a collaboration between Erasmus University Rotterdam (including the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague), Leiden University and the Delft University of Technology.
The cooperation between these universities provides a unique combination of varied expertise within one single Master’s programme. Students can apply to one of the four tracks: HistoryOpens external (Leiden University), Sociology, Public Administration (both Erasmus University) and International Relations & DevelopmentOpens external (ISS, The Hague). The Public Administration track offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses specifically on public policy-making and the broader political implications of migration and diversity.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Welcome to the highly-ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), a research university located in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With 170 nationalities Rotterdam is a diverse and vibrant city. As a harbour city, the arrival of migrants is part of the identity of Rotterdam, today and in the past.
Erasmus University was founded in 1913 as an economical institute. Over the years, it has grown into a university with knowledge of many different disciplines which has become internationally recognised for its distinct social orientation in education and research. Our 26,000+ students come from more than 100 countries around the world and the university is ranked among the most international universities in the world.
Official CROHO name: Public Administration / Sociology / History / Development studies
Programme name: Governance of Migration and Diversity
Instruction language: English
Duration: 1 year
Location: Campus Woudestein, Rotterdam