24 months
16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the Master’s specialisation in Philosophical Anthropology (Research) at Radboud University you will explore philosophical questions about the nature of man from the perspective of European philosophy (also known as continental philosophy).

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You’ll study the philosophical significance of questions related to approaches in phenomenological, psychoanalysis and gender and feminist theory. You’ll gain insight into how to ask questions that are significant for the contemporary age and examine them in the light of major thinkers from the continental philosophical tradition. The specialisation is geared towards investigating concepts of subjectivity, body and unconsciousness, and sexuality and gender.

Future career opportunities

This Master’s specialisation in Philosophical Anthropology (Research) at Radboud University   has been designed for people with the ambition to conduct philosophical research at a university. 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 60 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 enters research-related professions outside of education.Our graduates are also represented in journalism, science policy, and politics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Embedded and embodied cognition
  • Bio-semiotics
  • Animal-human relationship
  • Post-human life
  • Psychoanalysis in political perspective
  • Psychoanalysis and structuralism
  • Psychoanalysis and religion
  • Freudian metapsychology
  • Gender theory, homosexuality/heterosexuality
  • Feminist theory in social and political context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s diploma or equivalent
  • An official transcript of your Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Sworn translations of diploma and transcript
  • Course description for unfinished courses
  • Personal statement/motivation letter (depending on programme)
  • Reference letter(s)
  • Overview of education/experience
  • English language certificate

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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