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Ethics and Politics (MA)

The master's in Philosophy: Ethics and Politics at Leiden University is your opportunity to explore in-depth the disciplines of moral, political and social philosophy.

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Why study Ethics and Politics at Leiden University?

The master's in Ethics and Politics at Leiden University is a specialisation of the Philosophy (60EC) programme and combines state of the art discussions in the field with training in advanced analytical skills.

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What will you study?

Taught by Leiden University's internationally acclaimed faculty, this programme focuses on moral, political and social philosophy. You will immerse yourself in philosophical reflection on the foundations and normative principles of individual action and society. Explore questions at the intersection of normative philosophy and the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, the social sciences and law. Additional courses examine meta questions around the nature and status of normative discourse and practices.

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Hone your intellect

This challenging programme attracts talented and highly-motivated students. In-class discussions will help you develop analytical and communicative skills. Classes are deliberately kept small to ensure a high level of contact between students and lecturers. You can expect to graduate with in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in critical-thinking – ensuring you that you will stand out in any future career.

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Philosophy degree

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

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