History of Society

In the master specialisation Global History and International Relations in Rotterdam you will be looking for answers to cutting-edge questions on historical processes of globalisation, international relations and cultural encounters.

  • How did the United States influence Dutch popular culture and technology in the 20th century?
  • What do diplomatic papers and human rights reports tell us about World War II and the Soviet Union stimulating nationalistic passions in Yugoslavia?
  • How can we trace the roots of the Arab spring back to social, economic and geopolitical developments during the Cold War?
  • Why do rising economies like China and India currently challenge military, political and economic power in the world?

This master is a top educational programme which has been voted the best history master in the Netherlands by students (as published in the Dutch magazine Elsevier and also by the Keuzegids 2015).