24 months
Duration
16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

As a student in our Master's specialisation in Philosophical Ethics (Research) at Radboud University, you will learn about the ethical presuppositions that underlie contemporary socio-cultural debates from a hermeneutical perspective, engaging with philosophical texts from key authors. You will be affiliated with the Centre for Contemporary European Philosophy.

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Overview

Programme overview

The Master's research specialisation in Philosophical Ethics focuses on ethical presuppositions that underlie contemporary socio-cultural debates from a hermeneutical perspective, engaging with philosophical texts from key authors. 

This programme is closely connected to the Centre for Contemporary European Philosophy, allowing you to take part in activities of this research group, which connects the chair of Practical Philosophy with the chair of Fundamental Philosophy.

What will you learn?

  • Gain theoretical knowledge about philosophical ethics and learn how to apply this knowledge to contemporary debates

  • Understand and interpret influential texts and ethical applications

  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research projects

Career prospects

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Ethics
  • Elective research seminars
  • Elective courses
  • State of the Art Paper and Master’s thesis

Key information

Duration

  • 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

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

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. 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.

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.

Funding

  • 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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