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Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy

12 months
Duration
19300 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

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

Overview

This Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy MA programme at Leiden University 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.

The programme capitalises on Leiden University's internationally-acclaimed expertise and close proximity to the Hague to bring you state-of-the-art courses. You will learn to apply philosophical methods to social, political and economic phenomena, from democracy and the nation-state to the nature of global capitalism, with the purpose of bringing clarity to ongoing discussions and paving the way to novel solutions.

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

Courses include:
  • Politics and Economy: Philosophical Foundations
  • Freedom or Equality?
  • World Capitalism and its Critics
  • Ethics and Economics
  • Democracy and its Discontents   
  • Identity, Culture, Community

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university in Philosophy; or       
  • a bachelor’s degree from a research university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree; and
  • general academic skills (research/heuristic skills, written/oral presentation skills, learning skills), and
  • the ability to formulate a clear philosophical research question, to develop and formulate a critical view on that question, and to support this view by means of argument and analysis (to be determined on the basis of a writing sample); and
  • relevant knowledge of contemporary ethics, political philosophy and/or political theory, equivalent to the knowledge obtained in the pre-master’s programme for Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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