• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The majors of the Humanities Department from Erasmus University College are rooted in an interdisciplinary Liberal Arts programme that combines Political Philosophy and Critical Theory on the one hand and Cultural analysis (Literature, Arts, Photography, Film, Television, Social Media, etc.) on the other hand.
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The Humanities (Liberal Arts and Sciences) course curriculum from Erasmus University College is structured around four recurring themes – technology, economy, culture and politics – that are combined in innovative courses rooted in our intellectual heritage. Students thus gain extensive knowledge of, and learn to critically reflect on, the historical processes and social developments as well as the institutions and interfaces that have shaped today’s world and continue to shape the 21st century. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Theory
  • Late Modernity: Globalisation, Neoliberalisation & Mediatisation 
  • Feminist Philosophy: Bodies, Boundaries, and Beyond
  • Post-Colonial Theory: Critical Perspectives from the Global South
  • Globalisation: Historical Perspectives from the Global South 
  • Jesus & Muhammad: Lives, Times & Representations
  • The Avant-Garde: Experimental Art, Photography & Film
  • Understanding Contemporary Art
  • Aesthetics & Politics: A Genealogy of Social Order
  • Watching Film and Television: Analysing Visual Culture
  • Analysing Network Culture: Digital Media and Society
  • Early Modern Political Philosophy
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • The Climate Crisis: Ecology, Economy & Politics in the Anthropocene

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

You are admissible to our programme if you have obtained or will obtain a VWO diploma or a foreign equivalent to the VWO diploma (for example, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, German Abitur, or British A Levels). Additionally, since a number of our courses cover mathematics and statistics, mathematics proficiency is vital for success in our programme. Further, since our programme is completely taught in English, English language proficiency is a strict requirement.

However, your grades only tell us half the story, we also require you to submit a motivation and your curriculum vitae (CV) when applying. An interview also makes up part of the selection procedure.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

This is the tuition fee for the academic year 2021-2022.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Funding options can be explored on our website under Costs/Financial Support.

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