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Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy (MA)

About the programme

The programme consists of 60 EC, to be completed in one year.

Programme structure

Core seminar

In the first semester you will follow the mandatory core seminar: Politics and Economy: Philosophical Foundations (10 EC).

Optional courses

You will also select three optional courses (in total 30 EC), two in the first semester and one in the second semester.

Internship

You may choose to replace one of the three optional courses (10 EC) by an internship.

Master’s thesis

You will conclude your MA programme by writing a master’s thesis (20 EC). Your master’s thesis is an independent academic contribution exploring philosophical perspectives on politics and the economy.

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

The MA programme aims to give students advanced academic skills in the interpretation of texts, the analysis and solution of conceptual problems, and the communication of ideas and viewpoints to specialist and general audiences. Furthermore, the programme aims to give students the capacity to carry out limited research projects in philosophy, under supervision.

Latest research

The MA programme aims to give students advanced academic skills in the interpretation of texts, the analysis and solution of conceptual problems, and the communication of ideas and viewpoints to specialist and general audiences. Furthermore, the programme aims to give students the capacity to carry out limited research projects in philosophy, under supervision.

Detailed programme

For a detailed programme, see the current student’s website of the master’s programme in Philosophy. For information on separate courses, see the Prospectus.

Bruno Verbeek

University lecturer

Bruno Verbeek

“The 3PE program is ideal for students who are passionate about real world dilemmas, eager to understand and analyze these: capitalism or socialism; local or global justice; promoting freedom or curtailing it for the sake of social equality; resisting unjust power or acquiescence in the wisdom of traditions… We give you the tools necessary to understand these fundamental issues and how they relate to current affairs.”

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