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Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy (MA)

The master's programme in Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy at Leiden University continues the programme formerly known as Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Learn more about this master's programme by joining our Online Master's Experience in the week of 20-24 February. Or visit us for the On-campus Master's Experience on Friday 17 March. 

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Why study Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy at Leiden University?

This master's programme offers you an advanced education in philosophy with a focus on questions in politics and economics. It is ideal for students who aspire to a career in policymaking, politics, journalism and a wide range of other professional occupations.

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Learn from acclaimed researchers

The programme capitalises on Leiden University's internationally-acclaimed expertise and close proximity to the Hague to bring you state-of-the-art courses. You will learn to apply philosophical methods to social, political and economic phenomena, from democracy and the nation-state to the nature of global capitalism, with the purpose of bringing clarity to ongoing discussions and paving the way to novel solutions.

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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 interaction between you, your classmates and your lecturers, many of whom are at the leading edge of their fields.

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In which sector do students find jobs?

  • 26 Education
  • 19 Government and semi government
  • 15 Consultancy
  • 15 Business services
  • 13 Research
  • 6 Financial organisations
  • 6 Media and journalism

The graph above is based on alumni data from the MA in Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy 2016-2020.

Philosophy degree

Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy 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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