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Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy

Leiden University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
18800 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
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About

The master's programme in Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy at Leiden University continues the programme formerly known as Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Overview

The Master's programme in Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy at Leiden University brings together some of the most important approaches to understanding the local, the global and the universal. This programme offers you an advanced education in philosophy with a focus on questions in politics and economics. It is ideal for students who aspire to a career in policymaking, politics, journalism and a wide range of other professional occupations.

Leiden University's Master's in Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy delivers these opportunities and more – bringing you an advanced interdisciplinary degree from one of the world's leading universities. The programme capitalises on Leiden University's internationally-acclaimed expertise and close proximity to the Hague to bring you state-of-the-art courses that incorporate the latest insights across three disciplines. You will apply philosophical methods to critique social, political and economic phenomena, from democracy and the nation-state to the nature of global capitalism, and devise innovative solutions.

Classes are deliberately kept small to ensure a high level of interaction between you, your classmates and your lecturers, many of whom are at the leading edge of their fields.

Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme of Philosophy. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited master’s degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Career prospects

Our graduates end up working in a diverse range of positions, examples include:
  • Policy Officer at a ministry
  • Copywriter at a media company
  • Freelance editor
  • PhD candidate at an foreign university
  • Editor at a communications consultancy firm
  • Consultant at an IT consultancy firm
  • Editor at a company specialising in reviewing theses and dissertations
  • Coordinator at an international human rights watch organisation
  • PhD candidate at a university in Sweden

Programme Structure

  • In the first semester you will follow the mandatory core seminar: Politics and Economy: Philosophical Foundations (10 EC).
  • You will also select three optional courses (in total 30 EC), two in the first semester and one in the second semester.
  • You will conclude your MA programme by writing a master’s thesis (20 EC). Your master’s thesis is an independent academic contribution exploring philosophical perspectives on politics and the economy.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Due for update

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