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:

  • International Bachelor History
  • International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies
  • International Bachelor Communication and Media
Furthermore, the Faculty offers four Master’s programmes:
  • History of Society (Global History and International Relations)
  • 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)
  • Research Master in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts

Starting 2017-2018, the Faculty will also offer the Erasmus Mundus International Master 'Global Markets, Local Creativities'. This is a collaboration with Glasgow University (coordinator), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Universitat de Barcelona and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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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

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Master

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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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 offers 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 onto policy, marketing, audiences and education. Careers This Master’s programme is ideally suited to true culture lovers who wish to turn their passion into a career. We prepare you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, broadcasters and publishers. But also if your ambition is a policy or management position with the government or a role in academic education and research, this programme is an excellent choice. About the specialisation: Arts, Culture & Society In this specialisation of the Master Arts and Culture Studies, you will gain knowledge and get a better understanding of development, establishment and strategies of the international art world. You will study these aspects in relation to developments in society as a whole. After graduation, you are a... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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 in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship Why choose Cultural Economics and Entrepeneurship 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. 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. In seminars, workshops and during fieldtrips you will apply what you learn to actual cases. Students regularly participate in organising events in our department, gaining practical experience. You finalise the one year Master’s programme with a thesis, in which you pursue a topic of your choice, and you develop the skills to conduct your own research. About the specialisation: Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship Our programme is unique in its approach. Other than arts management programmes, we put a greater emphasis on theory and original empirical research, and on cultural economics. The skills we will practice... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

In this programme, 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 programme 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 favours 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. In this master, you focus on questions such as: How can we disclose cultural heritage sites to international tourism in an environmentally and community friendly way? Which opportunities and challenges does the tourist industry pose for Indigenous communities? How do the history of tourism and our colonial heritage resonate in contemporary tourist practices? How have globalization and the emergence of digital technologies affected tourism and other types of mobility? You will build upon a wide range of disciplines... [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 in 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. The degree is ideal for highly talented students seeking a career in urban or public policy organisations, multinational corporations, international consultancies, cultural and creative industries, media or other non-profit organisations. Students will be encouraged to explore a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the process and experience of globalisation from a place-based perspective, in particular of cities, creative industries, development and local cultures of entrepreneurship. Programme Structure This is a 2-year full-time degree with two pathways: “Global History & Creative Cities" Pathway 1 (Glasgow, Barcelona, Rotterdam) that stresses economic orders, creative cities and industries, and the history of international relations and globalization. Pathway 1 is suitable for applicants from Arts and Humanities academic background (English Language, Literature, Anthropology, Languages etc.) “Global Markets & Development” Pathway 2 (Glasgow, Barcelona, Göttingen) that stresses global political economy, immigrant entrepreneurship, and global marketing and mass consumption. An academic background in History, Economics, Business,... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The Master History of Society 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 of Society with a specialisation in Global History and International Relations Why choose History of Society in Rotterdam? The Master History of Society 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 of Society 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. In Rotterdam you learn to describe both the broad outlines and the unique and specific aspects of historical events. Our programme is characterised by small-scale seminars, personal supervision, and intensive contacts with faculty and fellow students. We maintain excellent contacts with archives, museums, and research institutes that offer valuable research internships to our students. For several years in a row the Master History of Society has been named the best history Master in the Netherlands by both the journal Elsevier and Keuzegids Masters. One of the courses: Mapping Global Order This course combines two specialisations: International Relations Theory and World... [-]

Master in Media Studies with a specialisation in Media & Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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. As part of its distinctive focus on the labour market, the Master’s programme fosters close collaborations and engagement with the media industry in the form of ‘real-life’ cases and projects, guest lectures, and thesis internships. Students can join two different Honours Projects and also have the opportunity to extend their study to go on exchange. One of the courses: Media & Business Transformations New media have evoked changes in many industries: holidays are increasingly booked online rather than at a travel agency; customers willingly watch ads in exchange... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The Media & Creative Industries programme targets bachelor graduates with an international outlook and an entrepreneurial mind-set 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 2018 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. Trained by international experts in an interactive class environment, Media, Culture & Society graduates are thus equipped with theoretical and hands-on knowledge about current and future media developments. The programme’s distinctive focus on the labour market facilitates graduates’ access to high profile jobs in the fields of media and digital technologies, culture, marketing, politics, and beyond. One of the courses: Media, Culture and Globalisation... [-]

Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The two-year Research Master’s Programme 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 programme! Combine social-scientific training and hands-on research experience. Develop your own research interests. And prepare yourself for a PhD, or a research-oriented career outside of academia. The two-year Research Master’s Programme 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) Programme 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. All in all, the Research Master not only prepares you for a PhD in sociology, arts and culture studies, media studies and related fi elds, but is also a perfect stepping stone to a research-oriented career outside of a university. From Research Master to PhD “I will spend the coming three years on... [-]

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