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Philosophy (MA) (60EC)

About the programme

The master’s in Philosophy is a one-year, English-taught programme. The programme offers four specialisations:

Each specialisation consists of a total study load of 60EC.

  • Seminars
  • Self-study
  • Internship options
  • Class presentations
  • Midterm and term papers
  • Thesis

Latest research

All courses are taught by academics who are active researchers. Content is continuously updated to reflect contemporary academic debates and the very latest insights – many from the research conducted by lecturers on the programme. The academically-rigorous design of the programme aims to develop in you essential skills in reasoning and critical thinking, as well as advanced abilities in independently conducting high-quality scientific research and developing this data into an academic dissertation.

Detailed programme

For a detailed programme, please visit the programme information for each of the specialisations or visit our Prospectus.

Victor Gijsbers

Researcher and University Lecturer

Victor Gijsbers

“The master programme's in Philosophy place central importance on the student's ability to critically assess earlier ideas, develop their own arguments, and reach independent conclusions. These skills are trained in every course.”

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