Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Introduction

Welcome to Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

ESSB is home to a vast diversity of study programmes and scientific disciplines: Public Administration, Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. Our education is small-scale and based around Problem Based Learning (PBL). Being connected to the professional field is another characteristic of our study programmes.

Dean

The final responsibility for the faculty board and management of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) lies with the dean. The dean is supported by his staff, consisting of the dean, a student member, the faculty director and the policy advisors education and research and the business controller. Since the 1st of September 2015 this staff is compiled as follows:

  • Prof.dr. V.J.J.M. Bekkers (dean)
  • Mw.dr. A.M.Ph. de Jong (faculty director)
  • Mw. J. Dekkers-de Leeuw MSc (policy advisor Research)
  • Dhr. M.G.J.M. Adriaans MSc (policy advisor Education)
  • Dhr. B. Looije (business controller)
  • Mw. Nicky van de Lagemaat (student member)

Faculty Council

In case of important faculty matters consult the dean with the faculty council. The faculty council also acts as a co-decision body at the faculty level. The faculty council consists for 50% of students and 50% of employees of the ESSB.

Organizational components

The faculty has the following capacity groups, in which the academic personnel and the support and management staff is housed:

  • Department of Public Administration and Sociology. Chairman: prof.dr. R.J. van der Veen
  • Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies. Chairman: dr. A.C.C.M. Smeets and prof.dr. P.J. Prinzie
  • Erasmus University College. Dean: prof.dr. M.A. Frens

Education and research directors

The education and research within Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology and Pedagogical Sciences are housed in programmes. The management over these programmes lies with the education and research directors. Currently, the following directors are in place:

Public Administration - Sociology

  • Education director: prof.dr. M. Haverland
  • Research director: prof.dr. P.A. Dykstra

Psychology - Pedagogical Sciences

  • Education director: dr. A.A.C.M. Smeets
  • Research director: prof.dr. P.J. Prinzie

Faculty office

All support and management staff who do not specifically work for one science-based area are housed in the faculty office. The faculty office is headed by the faculty director: mw.dr. A.M.Ph. de Jong.

Joint decision making

Joint decision making means that various stakeholders are able to participate in discussions on important topics. At the ESSB students, either in a group or individually, can join discussions with professors and employees of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences in order to represent students and their opinion. Students are active in joint decision-making processes at different levels, thus conveying their ideas and complaints.

This part of the website gives information on the various possibilities to participate in joint decision making at the ESSB, how this is organised and where to go to in case of a complaint about the education.

There are various joint decision making bodies & stakeholders at the ESSB:

  • Educational committees
  • The Faculty Council
  • The University Council
  • Student members of board councils
  • The student member of the Management Team

Student Consultative Body of the Faculty

The above mentioned bodies and stakeholders are represented in the Student Consultative Body of the Faculty (abbreviation in Dutch: FSO). During a monthly meeting representatives of the various joint decision making bodies of the ESSB gather in order to discuss matters related to education. The Commissioner Education of student association Cedo Nulli is the chairperson of this meeting. He or she presides the Student Consultative Body of the Faculty and stimulates joint decision making.

During the meeting, matters related to education that could be of interest to students are discussed. All stakeholders discuss current affairs, exchange information and try to learn from each other.

Furthermore, all the complaints that Cedo Nulli collects are forwarded to the joint decision making body that is most apt to handle the specific complaint. For more information about complaints: please consult the section ‘Complaint Regulation’ on the website.

History

Faculty of Social Sciences 1963 -

It is important to record and tell the history of the Faculty of Social Sciences*. Thus, the current situation of the faculty can be understood and the memory of the organisation is preserved. Since the founding of the faculty in 1963, the story of the faculty has been written down twice. The first time was when the faculty celebrated its 40th anniversary. The celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the faculty was the second occasion the story of the faculty was published.

* Since the 1st of September 2017, the name of the faculty is Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master in Educational Sciences

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Are you interested in youth, families and schools with multiple and complex urban problems? Become a policy-maker, consultant or researcher by enrolling in the Master’s programme in Educational Sciences. [+]

Study programme

This specialisation addresses the main issues that are currently relevant in education: educational innovations, assessment and testing and the growing diversity in the background of pupils.

The curriculum of each Pedagogical Sciences specialisation consists of a series of theme-related courses. All the activities during this course, i.e. lectures, tutorials, practical meetings, and assignments, are specifically focused on this theme. Every course consists of a theoretical part (knowledge) and a practical part (skills).

Please mind that the following curriculum represents the current academic year. Adjustments to the curriculum and descriptions of courses will be added in the course of the year; a definitive curriculum can be seen in spring of the current academic year.... [-]


Master

Master in Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The curriculum of the Master’s programme Clinical Psychology consists of a series of course periods. In the first half, every course period covers one so-called ‘block’ and one practical training. Every block covers a specific psychological theme. [+]

Study programme

This specialisation focuses on psychopathology within adults, with the scientific approach as a central element.

The curriculum of the Master’s programme Clinical Psychology consists of a series of course periods. In the first half, every course period covers one so-called ‘block’ and one practical training. Every block covers a specific psychological theme. All the activities that you will undertake during this period, i.e. lectures, tutorials, and assignments, are related to this theme. In addition, every course period includes a practical skills training.

For the practical skills training, the Master’s programme Clinical Psychology offers two different tracks: the ‘Research training track’ and the ‘Clinical training track’. You will have to choose one of them. NB: two is not an option. Please list your preference when you apply. The admission criteria do not differ for both tracks.... [-]


Master in Engaging Public Issues

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

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 Master's programme is for you! [+]

Study programme

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 Master's programme is for you!

Most of today’s major issues, such as climate change, racism or automated technologies, are not limited to traditional parliamentary politics, but play out in the public sphere of (online) media, social movements, expertise, activism and policymaking. This Master’s programme enables you to understand how such concerns become public issues. It provides you with the tools to navigate and broker complex issues, to develop your own engagement with them and to intervene in them.... [-]


Master in Governance of Migration and Diversity - Sociology

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Why do people migrate? How do migrants integrate into receiving countries, or sometimes fail to do so? This specialisation focuses on sociological theories and research on international migration. [+]

Study programme

Why do people migrate? How do migrants integrate into receiving countries, or sometimes fail to do so? This specialisation focuses on sociological theories and research on international migration.

Mode of education

The Master’s programme Governance of Migration and Diversity provides state-of-the-art courses and training given by dedicated scholars from five academic disciplines. During classes interaction amongst students and between students and professors is stimulated.

Curriculum

Besides the general part with mandatory disciplinary courses, you will follow track-specific courses. The general and the track-specific parts each comprise 50% of the Master programme. Below you can find the curriculum of the Sociology track offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam.... [-]


Master in International Public Management and Policy

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Master's programme International Public Management and Policy focuses on the increasingly international nature of public management and public policymaking. [+]

Study programme

The Master's programme International Public Management and Policy focuses on the increasingly international nature of public management and public policymaking.

Many collective problems of our times, such as climate change, terrorism, corruption, poverty and inequality, have an international character. In order to deal effectively with these and similar problems, nation-states need to increase their own capacities through regulatory and administrative reform. In addition, they need to learn from each other and collaborate in international organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union.

How can global problems like poverty and climate change be tackled?... [-]


Master in Social Inequalities

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

Why are social cleavages in society increasing? This master track offers insights into causes and consequences of social inequality, and sheds light on ways in which social policies can reduce it. [+]

Study programme

Why are social cleavages in society increasing? This master track offers insights into causes and consequences of social inequality, and sheds light on ways in which social policies can reduce it.

Curriculum

The programme consists of 60 ECTS. Three core courses and a thesis together add up to 45 ECTS focused on the Master’s programme specialisation Social Inequalities. The remaining 15 ECTS are devoted to a methods course and an elective. Please click on one of the courses in the programme overview below to see the course descriptions.

Electives

The programme features one elective in block 2, but an elective can also be selected from courses offered in other Master’s specialisations in Sociology.... [-]


Master in Urban Governance

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The programme offers a varied set of courses (obligatory and elective), seminars, working groups sessions, and a series of guest lectures by internationally well-known scholars. Furthermore, you will conduct your own research project (thesis) in which you will apply theories and social scientific research methods to examine urban governance issues. [+]

Study programme

The programme offers a varied set of courses (obligatory and elective), seminars, working groups sessions, and a series of guest lectures by internationally well-known scholars. Furthermore, you will conduct your own research project (thesis) in which you will apply theories and social scientific research methods to examine urban governance issues.

Mode of education

The programme provides courses and training in real life settings giving an opportunity to learn and practice scientific and managerial skills. It includes a variety of teaching methodologies aimed at the interaction between teachers and students, between students and practitioners and between students themselves.... [-]


Research Master in Public Administration and Organisational Science

Campus Full time September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

During the programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge about societal problems and challenges of public organisations. You will combine theories of public administration, organisational science, and management with in-depth training in research methods. [+]

Study programme

This challenging two-year Research Master's programme focuses on key issues of Public Administration and Organisation Theory.

During the programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge about societal problems and challenges of public organisations. You will combine theories of public administration, organisational science, and management with in-depth training in research methods. There is a focus on the challenges that governments nowadays face, such as mediatization, ageing, declining trust in the government and societal fragmentation. Challenges within public organisations are analysed, such as management professional conflicts and the role of risk when innovating. After obtaining this research master you are one step ahead of other job seekers when applying for positions in research, consultancy or policy advice.... [-]


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Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
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