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Philosophy of knowledge (MA)

The master's programme in Philosophy of Knowledge at Leiden University is your opportunity to investigate the connections between philosophy and science in historical perspective.

Why study Philosophy of Knowledge at Leiden University?

As the oldest university in the Netherlands, Leiden University hosts a dedicated group of internationally-acclaimed philosophers who specialise in the Philosophy of Knowledge. Taught by Leiden University's distinguished faculty, this programme investigates the connections between philosophy and science in historical perspective. You will specifically focus on the history and development of theories and methods in the intellectual endeavours known as philosophy and science.

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What are your career prospects?

Our graduates are currently employed in a wide range of professions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Successful completion of an MA can also lead to PhD research and a career in academia. Currently 100% of our students find employment at university-graduate level within one year of completing our one-year MA in Philosophy. We can attribute this both to the high quality of the programme and the talent and ambition of our students.

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Is Philosophy of Knowledge the programme for you?

This intellectually rigorous programme is your opportunity to explore the fascinating ways in which these fields interact and influence each other. You will learn alongside talented and highly-motivated students. Discussions and debates with classmates will help fine-tune your reasoning skills and ability to formulate logical and persuasive arguments. Classes are kept deliberately small to allow for a high level of interaction with your lecturers, many of whom are leading researchers in their fields.

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

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