Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW) houses the four scientific disciplines with each their specific perspectives on people and society. Central in our training and research is our motto: Discover people. Discover society!

10 Good reasons to choose for Erasmus University

Study on a campus

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers everything you need right on campus. Here you attend lectures and study in the library with your fellow students. At lunch, you can eat in the Food Court or Erasmus Paviljoen and if you want to play sports, you go to the sports centre. International students can also live on campus. The campus really is the place to be!

Make it happen

What is your ambition? Do you want to invent new economic models to predict a next crisis? To improve health care in Africa? Whether you have new ideas for creative industries or you strive to start your own company in the legal business: Erasmus University will help you to make your ambitions come true. Erasmus University Rotterdam: Make it happen.

A real international university

Desiderius Erasmus once said “The world is my home” and that’s what Erasmus University always keeps in mind. In the multicultural classroom, you attend lectures given by an Italian professor and your fellow students come from countries like China and Brazil. Lecturers travel round the world to bring back global perspectives. You’ll be part of a truly international environment.

High quality and top ranked

Erasmus University has a high quality education and research programme. Top quality, actually. International rankings show that Erasmus University is among the world’s high end players. Students appreciate the quality of the lectures, the expertise of the staff and the preparations for a successful career.

Good career opportunities

Organisations and companies all over the world are interested in Rotterdam alumni. Sometimes they even call Erasmus University “preferred board room supplier”. During your studies, you pay a lot of attention to preparations for the labour market, for example during the Erasmus Recruitment Days: the biggest student recruitment event in Europe!

Rotterdam

Innovative and vibrant are the best words to describe Rotterdam. It may take some time to get to know the city, but once you have, it’s a great city in which to spend your student days. There are plenty of trendy restaurants, nice bars and festivals in the summer. For the more career-driven students among you: many international companies have their offices here.

Student life

Not only do we offer you high class education, Erasmus University Rotterdam also provides great leisure activities. The study and student associations and StudiumGeneraleorganise debates, performances and lectures throughout the week. So after a day of hard study, you’ll have plenty of possibilities to relax and enjoy.

Sports

Football, dancing, basketball, rowing: Erasmus Sport offers almost every kind of sport. On campus, there are tennis courts and a brand new fitness centre with modern equipment. You can’t deliver a good study performance if you’re not fighting fit, can you?

Introduction programmes

Start your time in Rotterdam with the Eurekaweek in mid August to discover the city, make friends and get to know the university and campus. There’s an extensive social introduction programme for international students too, with trips to see the highlights of the city and the Netherlands. We’d really advise you to participate: Rotterdam will feel like home in no time!

Housing

Finding good accommodation shouldn’t be a problem as the city offers a variety of student housing. You can arrange housing through SSH Short Stay, HousingAnywhere or once you’re here, through other students. Did you know that international students can rent student rooms or studios right on campus?

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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Master in Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The MSc in Psychology is a one-year graduate programme designed to provide students with the analytical skills and conceptual knowledge to be able to work independently in the field of their desired specialisation. [+]

Psychology Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology Do you wish to comprehend human behaviour? We offer you one of the best Master programmes in Psychology in the Netherlands. Are you interested in the ways to compose the best-performing team, or to select the right people for a job? Are you curious how brain structures are involved in processing and representing emotions and actions? Did you ever wonder how people learn? How can you teach a child to read, or a pilot to fly an aircraft? If one of the answers is yes, our Master’s degree programme might be perfect for you! The MSc in Psychology is a one-year graduate programme designed to provide students with the analytical skills and conceptual knowledge to be able to work independently in the field of their desired specialisation. The programme deals with recent developments in the research field and uses the most advanced research methods. Why study a Master in Psychology in Rotterdam? This is an intensive programme that emphasises psychology as it is practised. It is oriented toward problem-solving, and you work in small groups solve to psychological issues. The programme offers a strong emphasis and first-rate preparation for a career in education, business or research. One of the best Master programmes in Psychology in the Netherlands according to Elsevier 2015. Choose your specialisation Please see below for information about the specialisation within this Master programme. Whether a specialisation is offered full-time or part-time, is indicated accordingly. Brain and Cognition What is this... [-]

MSc in International Public Management and Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Master programme in International Public Management and Policy focuses on the increasingly international nature of public management and public policy-making. [+]

International Public Management and Policy Master of Science (MSc) in International Public Management and Policy The Master programme in International Public Management and Policy focuses on the increasingly international nature of public management and public policy-making. Public policy has gone international: organisations such as the EU and the UN are growing in importance. Master the theories, concepts and skills you need to work effectively in this time of increasing internationalisation; tackle global issues such as international conflict, poverty, migration, environmental protection and corruption. Build a career at a public or private sector organisation! Erasmus University Rotterdam is a top university in a city that is “the gateway to Europe”. Our top-notch faculty are active in the field of public administration, political science, international relations, and European integration and regularly participate in policy debates. Why study a Master in International Public Management and Policy in Rotterdam? Multi-level focus: dealing with public management and public policy on the national, EU and international levels; Study at one of the largest public administration departments in Europe; A closely supervised individual research project is part of the programme; A study trip to international organisations and European institutions; Emphasis on professional development; The opportunity to interact intensively with an international student group and academics with strong international reputations. About the programme Many collective problems of our times, such as climate change, terrorism, corruption, poverty and inequality, have an international character. To deal effectively with these and similar problems, nation-states need to increase their own capacities through... [-]

MSc in Pedagogical Science and Education; children, families and schools

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Interested in youth, families and schools with multiple and complex urban problems? Become a policymaker, consultant or researcher by enrolling in the Master programme in Pedagogy and Education. [+]

Pedagogy and Education: Children, families and Schools Master of Science (MSc) in Pedagogy and Education Interested in youth, families and schools with multiple and complex urban problems? Become a policymaker, consultant or researcher by enrolling in the Master programme in Pedagogy and Education. Are you interested in finding out which methods work for which children in urban schools and in classrooms with diverse student populations? Do you wonder about the impact of parenting, day-care, or social media on child development? The specialisation of Educational Sciences includes modules that concern current scientific theories on the effectiveness of both teaching methods and schools, while the specialisation of Child & Family Studies focuses on Parenting in Contemporary Society. It includes the impact of societal changes on family functioning, like social media and the role of fathers. Why study a Master in Pedagogy and Education in Rotterdam? Best Master programme in Pedagogy and Education in the Netherlands according to the Keuzegids 2016 (Dutch study choice guide). The structure of the programme and the Problem Based Learning system allows students to put theory into practice while studying. Intensive interaction between lecturers and students, small classes, and accessible teachers. Choose your specialisation The Master programme in Pedagogy and Education offers one specialisation. Please see below for information about this specialisation within this Master programme. Whether a specialisation is offered full-time or part-time is indicated accordingly. What is this specialisation about? The specialisation Educational Sciences addresses a number of the main issues that are currently relevant in... [-]

MSc in Public Administration

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

he Master programme in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on the research, analysis and management of societal issues. [+]

Public Administration Master of Science (MSc) in Public Administration In the Master programme of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam you learn how to manage complex societal problems within the public sector. How to reconstruct a city centre? What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows, and how to prevent discrimination and to promote contact and cohesion in culturally diverse societies? Questions like these are dealt with in contemporary public sector. In our globalized and complex network society there is an increasing need for experts who demonstrate analytical skills, connective leadership, entrepreneurial attitudes and a strong ethical compass to achieve innovative solutions for societal problems. The Master programme in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on the research, analysis and management of societal issues. Choose your specialisation Please see below for information about the specialisations within this Master programme. Whether a specialisation is offered full-time or part-time is indicated accordingly. Governance of Migration and Diversity What is this specialisation about? Migration and diversity are key factors in one of the most fundamental transformations of society today. This transformation does not involve just migrants; it involves society at large. Migration and diversity play a key role in almost any domain of today’s society, at many different levels and in various types of organisations. They play a role in education, housing, labour, international relations, they are on the agenda of the United Nations, the European Union, the national government and increasingly also the local level and even the neighbourhood... [-]

MSc in Sociology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Find out how cities are becoming new nodes in a world previously dominated by nation-states, analyse how national governments manage diversity and inequalities, learn about the ways in which new technologies impact work and its organisation, gain insight into pressing political dissatisfaction and the causes and consequences of political fragmentation. [+]

Sociology Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology Find out how cities are becoming new nodes in a world previously dominated by nation-states, analyse how national governments manage diversity and inequalities, learn about the ways in which new technologies impact work and its organisation, gain insight into pressing political dissatisfaction and the causes and consequences of political fragmentation. You’ll learn to answer the above questions by means of the latest insights from both theory and research, provided by dedicated professors who are in the top of their field. It’s not just a cutting edge programme: Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked university in a diverse and vibrant city – the ideal setting for acquiring understanding of contemporary society. Why study a Master in Sociology in Rotterdam? The programme focuses on pressing social problems and intriguing social phenomena; You will acquire state-of-the-art insights from sociology and related disciplines; You will learn how to apply social theory to the big issues of contemporary society; You will be inspired by enthusiastic scholars who are among the top of the discipline. Choose your specialisation Please see below for information about the specialisation within this Master programme. Whether a specialisation is offered full-time or part-time, is indicated accordingly. Governance of Migration and Diversity What is this specialisation about? Migration and diversity are key factors in one of the most fundamental transformations of society today. This transformation does not involve just migrants; it involves society at large. Migration and diversity play a key role in almost... [-]

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Erasmus University Rotterdam

Address Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen Mandeville Building, T15-19 Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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