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Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture (MA)

The master's programme in Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture at Leiden University examines fundamental questions concerning the study of human beings.

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Why study Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture at Leiden University?

The master in Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture 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 academic training.

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What will you study?

Taught by Leiden University's internationally-acclaimed faculty, the programme investigates the basis of our understanding of human beings and the ways in which we study them. Questions raised in philosophical anthropology and its adjacent disciplines of philosophy of mind, culture and technology include: What are human beings? What sets humans apart from other beings? Can humans be properly studied through the natural sciences? Are disciplines such as the humanities, psychology and cultural studies conceptually contiguous with the natural sciences?

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Hone your intellect

This challenging programme attracts talented and highly-motivated students. In-class discussions with fellow students will help you develop analytical and communicative skills. Classes are kept deliberately small to allow for a high level of contact between students and lecturers, many of whom are leading researchers in their fields.

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Philosophy degree

Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture 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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