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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Master in Engaging Public Issues
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Master in Engaging Public Issues

Rotterdam, Netherlands

1 Years

English

Full time

15 Jun 2024*

Sep 2024

On-Campus

* application deadline for non-EEA students: 15 May.

Introduction

Is this the programme you're looking for?

If you're interested in how algorithms can be racist, how your smartphone is a political object, or how climate change becomes an issue through activist engagement, this master's programme (MSc) is for you.

The study programme in a nutshell

The programme:

  • Provides the tools to critically analyze the key issues of today;
  • Works from, and helps develop, students' own engagement with those issues;
  • Has dedicated professors, awarded with the best teacher awards by students in their department, and with experience in public social science;
  • Has small-scale, interactive tutorials, with lots of attention for the individual student;
  • Improves students’ ability to meaningfully work with people who come from a variety of backgrounds and have different types of expertise
  • The social sciences department of Erasmus University Rotterdam ranks the highest of all of the continental European universities in the Shanghai ranking

What does this study entail?

If you’re interested in understanding how algorithms can be racist, how your smartphone is a political object, or how climate change becomes an issue for a growing number of people, this programme is for you. It deals with contemporary public issues such as racism, automation or global warming that mobilize people to work towards change. Such issues are shaped far beyond the traditional domain of electoral politics and involve publics with different identities and interests, and with wholly different ways of imagining the future.

This programme doesn’t place one issue front and centre. It provides you with the tools to navigate and broker public issues, to develop your engagement with them and to intervene in them.

This programme:

  • Provides the tools to critically analyze the key issues of today;
  • Works from, and helps develop, students' engagement with those issues;
  • Has dedicated professors, awarded with the best teacher awards by students in their department, and with experience in public social science;
  • Has small-scale, interactive tutorials, with lots of attention to the individual student;
  • Improves students’ ability to meaningfully work with people who come from a variety of backgrounds and have different types of expertise
  • The social sciences department of Erasmus University Rotterdam ranks the highest of all of the continental European universities in the Shanghai ranking

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