Philosophy and Economics, M.A. | Erasmus University Rotterdam | Rotterdam, Netherlands
24 months
4300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Philosophy and Economics Research Master at Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to prepare students for an academic career in the area of philosophy and economics, as well as to provide unique skills for careers in the private and public sector.


Study in an intensive two-year full time programme. Prepare for PhD studies at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) and top-quality programmes elsewhere. 

One of the best research master programmes in Philosophy and Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and among the Top-22 of all master programmes in the Netherlands.

Career prospectives

  • When graduating from the Research Master you will be well-prepared for a subsequent PhD in philosophy and economics, as well as advisory positions in the private and public sector.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methodology of Economics
  • Rationality and Choice
  • Ethics and Economics
  • Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • New Developments in Economics
  • The Theory of Practice of Distributive Justice

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

  • A Bachelor/Master in Economics, or Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, PPE or related programmes.
  • A grade for the bachelor thesis equivalent to at least an 8.0 in the Dutch grading system.
  • An average grade in the bachelor equivalent to at least 8 in the Dutch grading system.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • A detailed letter of intent.
  • A writing sample of around 10-15 pages. (At least 8 pages, maximum 25 pages, excluding bibliography and appendices. This can be an essay in philosophy, economics, or a closely related subject.)
  • Two letters of reference. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4300 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.
  • €4,300 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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