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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.


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

Master’s thesis

You will conclude your master’s 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.

For a detailed programme, see the Prospectus.

Please note that this guide applies to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may slightly differ.

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.”

Admission and Application

Do you want to find out if you are eligible for this Master's Programme?

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