Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Introduction

About the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication hosts the Departments of History, Arts and Culture Studies, and Media & Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Education

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The Faculty offers five Bachelor’s programmes, of which three are international:

  • History
  • Arts and Culture Studies
  • Communication and Media

Furthermore, the Faculty offers the following Master’s programmes:

  • History (Global History and International Relations)
  • Erasmus Mundus International Master 'Global Markets, Local Creativities'
  • Arts and Culture Studies (Arts, Culture and Society / Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship / Place, Culture and Tourism)
  • Media Studies Media Studies (Media, Culture & Society / Media & Business / Media & Creative Industries)
  • Research Master in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts

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Research

Researchers at ESHCC often work together in interdisciplinary projects, in which insights from the fields of sociology, the humanities, economics and political studies come together. Think of research on:

  • the relationship between ethnicity and preferences in music;
  • contemporary representations of World War II in (digital) media;
  • the influence of new media on art consumption and distribution;
  • history textbooks then and now;
  • or cultural tourism.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. [+]

Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society

Why choose Arts, Culture and Society in Rotterdam?

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations.

Arts, Culture and Society offer a unique approach that integrates present-day modes of production, distribution and consumption of arts and culture beyond and across national cultural boundaries. You are trained to envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organisation of arts and culture, using cutting-edge insights into policy, marketing, audiences and education.... [-]


Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

In this top-ranked programme, you will acquire a solid background in cultural economics and research methods. You will learn about the latest developments in economic thought related to art markets and creative industries, and you deal with cutting-edge approaches to cultural entrepreneurship. [+]

Master of Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Why choose Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam?

In today’s cultural sector, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are key. This holds for creators as well as for those who are involved with art and culture behind the scenes. Do you want to develop new and well-founded ideas on how to produce, sustain and disseminate creative works? Do you want to distinguish yourself as a leading thinker at the crossroads between art and economics? Do you want to make better decisions for your own career in arts and culture? Then the Master’s programme Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship is perfect for you.... [-]


Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Place, Culture and Tourism

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

In this program, you study the complex interplay between place, culture, and tourism. You will learn to find creative, yet critical solutions to challenges in the tourism industry. [+]

How can we make sense of New Zealand's 50% increase in tourism after the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy? What motivates over 1.5 million people each year to visit Auschwitz in Poland? And why are the majority of Air France's destinations former colonies of France? This program will help you understand the international and dynamic field of cultural tourism and enable you to jumpstart a career in this ever-expanding field.

The tourism sector has grown into one of the most important industries in today's world economy. Cities, regions, and nations are involved in a non-stop competition for the favors of the global tourist flows. The field has become more and more diverse, as a result of globalization and digitization. As an increasing amount of people is able and eager to travel across the globe, different cultures around the world become interconnected. This calls for new professionals in culture and tourism, who possess the knowledge and skills to anticipate and understand the global dynamics between societies, cultures, media, and tourism.... [-]


Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities (Erasmus Mundus International Master)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The programme aims to examine how local places (clusters, cities and regions) and local actors (entrepreneurs, firms and policymakers) generate local competitiveness under global market conditions. [+]

Master of Global Markets, Local Creativities (Erasmus Mundus International Master)

Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)

This two-year International Master leverages the complementary and interdisciplinary expertise, resources and networks of four leading universities (The Consortium) in four innovative cities:

Glasgow (United Kingdom) Barcelona (Spain) Rotterdam (the Netherlands) Göttingen (Germany)

The programme aims to examine how local places (clusters, cities and regions) and local actors (entrepreneurs, firms and policymakers) generate local competitiveness under global market conditions. This two-year programme equips you with the critical skills to make sense of the intersecting complementarity of the global and local but also provides opportunities for practical experience.... [-]


Master in History with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master in History is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical issues. An international and comparative approach teaches us to identify similarities and differences in historical case studies. [+]

Master in History with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations

Why choose History in Rotterdam?

The Master History is an interdisciplinary programme: we combine knowledge and theories from both the humanities and the social sciences to analyse complex historical issues. An international and comparative approach teaches us to identify similarities and differences in historical case studies.

The international track of the Master History is titled ‘Global History and International Relations’. In this programme, two otherwise independent fields of study are combined to analyse international relations from a historical and global perspective. We focus for example on the rise and fall of great powers such as the British Empire and the United States. We discuss the historical backgrounds of contemporary geopolitical issues and show how the past itself is mobilized by groups and individuals to legitimize policies and to construct identities.... [-]


Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media & Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The Media & Business programme is specifically designed for students with an international outlook and an entrepreneurial mindset. As a student, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the multiple challenges of today’s media and communication professions. [+]

Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media & Business

Why choose Media & Business in Rotterdam?

The Media & Business programme is specifically designed for students with an international outlook and an entrepreneurial mindset. As a student, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the multiple challenges of today’s media and communication professions. The programme is a perfect match for you if you are fascinated by the dynamics of the media business and the intricacies of business communication.

New digital technologies and globalisation have transformed the business of media as well as the life of other industries. International trade has strongly increased, markets have converged, ownership structures have shifted, consumer behaviour has changed, and new media products and business models have been developed. The Media & Business programme allows you to explore these developments and the ways in which media firms and other companies adapt to altering business conditions and new modes of communication and business.... [-]


Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media & Creative Industries

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The Media & Creative Industries programme targets bachelor graduates with an international outlook and an entrepreneurial mindset who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to make their way into a variety of media and creative industry professions. [+]

The Media & Creative Industries programme covers current issues in organisation, policies, production, management, marketing and distribution of media companies and creative industries, paying due attention to the impact of digitalization and digital media and the role of audiences.

While the programme focuses on the workings of the media and creative industries, it also addresses the cultural significance of the media and creative industries for society.

The programme meets the growing demand for academically trained media and creative industry experts who are able to respond effectively and inventively to changing conditions, complex issues, and new opportunities for media and creative enterprises.... [-]


Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media, Culture & Society.

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

Against the background of quickly digitalising societies and media saturation, the Media, Culture & Society programme allows you to study the production and reception of established and emerging media. [+]

Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media, Culture & Society

Why choose Media, Culture & Society in Rotterdam?

Are you interested in the ever-changing media environment? How do media affect our lifestyles, our self-image, and our relationships with others? Would you like to explore these questions? The Master’s programme Media, Culture & Society offers you the opportunity to do so, in a truly international classroom within one of Europe’s most diverse and multicultural cities.

Against the background of quickly digitalising societies and media saturation, the Media, Culture & Society programme allows you to study the production and reception of established and emerging media. You will be confronted with the shifting relations between consumers and citizens, the private and the public, the global and the local, the media user and the producer. You will acquire the expertise to apply these insights and conduct research in relation to a wide range of topics and organisations, including—but not limited to—the media and cultural industries. Also, you can join two different Honours Projects and you will have the opportunity to extend your study to go on exchange.... [-]


Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences. [+]

Research Master in Sociology of Culture, Media, and the Arts

Challenge yourself in this interdisciplinary Research Master’s program! Combine social-scientific training and hands-on research experience. Develop your own research interests. And prepare yourself for a Ph.D., or a research-oriented career outside of academia.

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences. This Master’s of Science (MSc) Program is designed for talented and motivated students, who are interested in research on culture, media and the arts.

You will be trained to independently carry out high-quality research, whilst simultaneously getting the chance to more clearly outline your own research interests — with the help of top scholars in the field. The curriculum consists of theoretical courses, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodological training. You will put this knowledge into practice in a research traineeship, in which you get the opportunity to collaborate with an experienced scholar and work on a real-life research project. Through a study exchange in your second year, you get the opportunity to further broaden your knowledge and expand your international network.... [-]


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Erasmus University Rotterdam

Address Visiting address Erasmus University Rotterdam Woudestein Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Website http://www.eur.nl/
Phone +31 10 408 1111