Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives (BA)
As a Philosophy graduate you will have developed strong academic competences, combined with resourcefulness and a broad outlook. Your hands-on experience with processing complex ideas will be a powerful tool for future employment. In a wide range of fields your intercultural skills will be in high demand.
What are your skills after graduation?
The 3-year programme in Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives offers you a multidisciplinary, multi-perspective education in Philosophy that is relevant for the 21st century.
Upon graduation you will have developed, or be able to:
- Critical, analytical and independent reasoning
- Excellent and well-structured written and oral communication skills
- Systematical processing of complex issues, individually and in teams
- Ability to work with abstract texts
- Open mindset and intercultural skills
Your career prospects
Do you want to follow a full academic programme? After obtaining your bachelor’s degree you can continue with a master’s programme. Once you have successfully completed your master’s you will have earned the title Master of Arts (MA). Your master’s diploma will increase your chances of finding a job or academic-level position.
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Your future workplace will depend upon your interests, knowledge and skills, and on the elective choices you’ve made during your study. Students who complete this programme find themselves prepared for a wide range of sectors and occupations.
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Jaap van Diggele
"I work at the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul, where I’m part of the Syria-team. Right now we’re giving a lot of thought to the post-ISIS era in Syria; once the armies have left, it’s important that there’s a civilian body that can take over. All the problems and political sensitivities that are involved in this process are actually philosophical issues."
"You have to analyse complex problems, carry out research, be able to interpret reports and think up the best solution; it’s one enormous thought experiment that takes all your thinking capacity. That’s philosophy for me in a nutshell: first get a clear view of the problem, and then use your insights to deal with it."
"I’m fortunate enough to be in the position that I’m assured of a job when I’ve graduated. I’ve been taken on in advance by a consultancy firm that advises local authorities about how to handle such phenomena as population shrinkage, problem youths or the ageing of the population. They’re all issues for which there is no simple answer, and that’s something philosophy students are very used to!"
Humanities Career Event
Each year, the Faculty of Humanities organises a Humanities Careers Event. This all-day event is your chance to learn everything you can about how to find the job you want and successfully attain it. The event includes workshops on a wide range of topics as well as opportunities to network with alumni and potential employers and attain tips, information and potential job leads.
Check out the video of the Humanities Career Event 2017!
The Faculty of Humanities Career Service provides all humanities students with professional advice and guidance concerning (international) internships and jobs. Humanities Career Service also holds courses on career planning and job applications, and organises regular workshops in, for example, interview skills and how to create an effective CV. Their role is to prepare you for the job market. And our Job market survey shows: Preparation works!