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Philosophy of Political Science (MA)

The master's programme in Philosophy of Political Science at Leiden University offers you the chance to specialise in adjacent disciplines, methodologies and conceptual frameworks of the philosophical foundations of Political science.

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Why study Philosophy of Political Science at Leiden University?

Leading scholars from both disciplines will challenge you to consider important questions in two broad domains: the methodological and the normative.

Questions relating to methodology include: Are social structures better understood as systems of laws and forces, or as webs of meanings and practices? Is social action better viewed as rational behaviour, or as self-expression? Questions concerning normative issues include: What is a just society? How should we evaluate the institutions that govern our everyday lives?

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Hone your intellect

This high-level programme attracts talented and motivated students. In-class debates with fellow students will fine-tune your reasoning and arguing skills. Small classes allow for direct contact with your lecturers, who are invested in developing your potential.

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Philosophy of Political Science degree

Philosophy of Political Science at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a master’s degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).

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