The Master's research specialisation in Metaphysics and Epistemology focuses on age-old questions of being, truth and reality from a contemporary viewpoint. You will draw from other philosophical fields like Philosophy of Mind, Social and Political Philosophy, and Philosophical Anthropology.
This programme is closely connected to the Center for Contemporary European Philosophy and we offer enough courses in continental philosophy in order for you to fill your entire programme with it. You will also receive one-one-one guidance in creating your programme and research.
What will you learn?
Get a theoretical background in traditional philosophy and learn how to apply it to contemporary debates
Examine philosophers from the hermeneutic and continental traditions
- Gain valuable experience in designing, conducting and presenting your own research
This programme has been designed for people with the ambition to do research. Graduates tend to fall into one of three groups:
- A majority of the students continue their research within academia by applying for a doctoral programme in the Netherlands or abroad. We take particular pride in the fact that more than 75 percent of our graduates manage to obtain a PhD position within two years of graduating.
- A second group goes on to teach philosophy at secondary schools.
- And a third group enter research-related professions outside of education.
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- The Notion of Stupidity in Contemporary Philosophy
- Elective research seminars
- Elective course
- State of the Art Paper and Master’s thesis
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- 1 April: Final deadline
- 1 July: Final deadline
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 56 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A completed Master’s degree in Philosophy. 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 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. They must write a motivation letter and send a writing sample which can help evaluate their research and writing skills.
- 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.
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International9124 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9124 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2143 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.