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Philosophy of Natural Sciences (MA)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for Philosophy of Natural Sciences at Leiden University, you must meet the following admission requirements.

Diploma requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the chosen specialization or a bachelor’s degree in a programme in which philosophy is combined with the chosen discipline.

Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon completion of the bridging programme in philosophy; specifically, applicants should be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question, and formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.

No direct admission, all students need to submit an online application.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a related field from a university, who do not fulfil the admission requirements might be eligible for a premaster’s programme, and will be admitted after completing this pre-master’s programme.

Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission.

Language requirements

Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)). For a list of exceptions, see the website on language requirements.

For detailed information about which English qualifications are accepted, as well as the relevant exemption criteria, refer to English language proficiency.

Please note: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you have completed your education in Canada (except French-taught programmes in Canada), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or when you hold an International Baccalaureate, or for Dutch students, if you have completed VWO level English or an English taught bachelor at a Dutch Research University.

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