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M.Sc. On Campus

Engaging Public Issues

Erasmus University Rotterdam

12 months
15500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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If you're interested in how algorithms can be racist, how your smartphone is a political object, or how climate change becomes an issue for a growing population, this Engaging Public Issues programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam is for you.

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Why choose this programme?

This Engaging Public Issues  programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam :

  • 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.

After graduation

After completing this master programme you will be able to:

  • Understand how people become engaged with contemporary issues and form a public
  • Understand how knowledge, people’s identities and power are at stake in public issues
  • Analyze the interests, identities, infrastructures and imaginaries that shape public issues
  • Better intervene in public issues, based on an understanding of how public interventions are shaped
  • Critically evaluate and dissect academic texts, policy statements, expert judgments and activists’ statements
  • Work with diverse groups in society, with a better awareness of how your own background and identity shape your engagement with public issues
  • Present your insights and contribute to engaged discussions and struggles over publicly contested issues

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Science Research in Practice
  • Infrastructures of Power
  • Electives
  • Public Knowledge
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Depending on the specialisation you wish to apply for, you are eligible for admission to the master’s programme Sociology if you have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree* from a research university that includes at least 7.5 EC in social science research methods and techniques, in the following fields of study:  

  • Social Sciences; 
  • Psychology; 
  • Political Science; 
  • Media- & Culture Science; 
  • Public Administration; 
  • Communication Science; 
  • Science & Technology Studies; 
  • Economics; 
  • Pedagogical Sciences; 
  • Health Sciences, Policy & Management; 
  • Philosophy; 
  • Anthropology.

In addition to the credentials mentioned above, the Admissions Board will also take into account your academic performance, i.e. your grades. Please note that there is no minimum score or average grade mentioned; your application will be assessed against the pool of applicants of the given year.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • €2,168 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €12,300 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €15,500 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)
  • Living costs for Rotterdam

    760 - 1265 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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