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Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives (BA)

Why Leiden University

This programme introduces you to philosophical traditions from around the globe and from a variety of historical periods. Through this broad lens you will learn how to challenge unquestioned patterns of thought and how to develop new perspectives on current issues.

Five reasons to study Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives in Leiden

  • Leiden is the only Dutch university, and one of few worldwide, to offer a Philosophy programme that combines Western perspectives with those of India, East Asia, and the Arab world.
  • English-taught programme with international students and lecturers.
  • Access to the Leiden University Library which has world-renowned collections of Asian manuscripts and materials.
  • Study with leading academics in the field.
  • Leiden is a genuine university town filled with museums and other research and cultural institutions that enrich your student life.

Why study at the Faculty of Humanities?

The Faculty of Humanities is situated in two locations: the historical centre of Leiden, and the modern new Wijnhaven Building in The Hague. With around 6500 students and 800 staff members, the Faculty offers an inspiring, innovative and international approach to research and education in the study of language, history, society, culture, and religion. Its 25 Bachelors and 28 Masters programmes are consistently highly rated for teaching and research; it was ranked #1 in continental Europe and #17 in the world in the 2016 Times Higher Education Rankings (THE).

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.
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