24 months
16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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As a student of the Master's specialisation in the History of Philosophy at Radboud University, you will be part of a tight knit research group that works at the forefront of the world's research on the relation between philosophy and science. We offer a broad choice of courses, seminars and tutorials in the history of philosophy, covering all ages of the history of philosophy and science.

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Why study Master's History of Philosophy (Research)  programme at Radboud University

  • Thanks to our large staff (7 professors plus a dozen of senior and junior research fellows), we offer a broad choice of courses, seminars and tutorials in the history of philosophy, covering all ages of the history of philosophy (and science).
  • Our tenured staff, postdocs and doctoral students come from various countries and represent different philosophical currents, including analytic and continental approaches. You will therefore be working in a lively, international environment.
  • As a Research Master’s student, you will be affiliated with the Centre for the History of Philosophy and Science, whose research has been top-ranked in the field in past national evaluations

Career prospects

Philosophy has a unique role within contemporary society. Unlike other academic disciplines, its subject matter is not limited to one set of questions, or one domain of investigation. 

Philosophers poke their noses into all aspects of science and society. In order to do this, they must possess two essential skills, namely the ability to analyse complex issues logically and conceptually and the ability to document their conclusions in clear and persuasive language. Such skills are not innate. They require intensive training. 

The research Master's programme in Philosophy constitutes the first professional step towards the acquisition of these skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Popper on Plato and the Open Society

  • The Philosophy of Space and Time

  •  Philosophical Anthropology,

  •  Metaphysics,

  •  Philosophy of Language, 

  • Philosophy of Mind, 

  • Political Philosophy 

  • Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

September intake:

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or in a related discipline (in the latter case, students must have acquired at least 60 EC in Philosophical disciplines. The applicant must have a degree with merit or distinction or equivalent. Meaning: a student’s weighted grade-point average in Philosophy in the 2nd and 3rd year of their Bachelor's/Master's programme must be the equivalent of 7.5 or more (on the Dutch scale of 10).
  • A proficiency in English
  • Highly motivated. The applicant has to demonstrate to the Examination Board that they have serious research interests and skills with a motivation letter.
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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