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Philosophy of Law Governance and Politics

Leiden University

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

This Philosophy of Law Governance and Politics MA programme at Leiden University introduces the student to the philosophical issues on the intersection of law, politics, and policy. This master’s programme is meant for students who wish to combine an MA in Law, Political Science, Public Administration, or an adjacent discipline with an MA in Philosophy Law, Governance, and Politics.

Overview

Why study Philosophy of Law, Governance, and Politics at Leiden University?

Leiden university is home to an internationally ranked Law School as well as excellent institutes for Political Science and Public Administration. Combined with the Institute of Philosophy, these institutions form the perfect setting for the study of issues on the intersection of law, politics, and public policy.

What will you study?

At the Philosophy of Law Governance and Politics MA programme at Leiden University students will learn about the philosophical, methodological, systematic, and normative questions that come up in the study of law, politics, and policy. Questions such as the authority of the state and its laws, democratic representation, or the implementation of political ideals in a non-ideal world are being studied in the courses. The combination of these courses with graduate work in law, politics, or public policy, is inspiring and thought provoking.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of Law, Governance, and Politics: the Question of Law
  • Practical Philosophy: Contemporary Debates
  • Democracy and Populism
  • Practical Judgement
  • Realism and Idealism in Political Philosophy
  • Concealment and Disclosure. Transparency, Secrecy and Privacy in Democratic Societies
  • Nietzsche and Law
  • Philosophy of Social Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

If your diploma does not grant direct admission to the programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 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, including the General Academic Skills listed in Appendix B, and
  • Either the bachelor's degree is in a discipline relevant to the chosen specialisation and the applicant possesses knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon completion of the pre-master's programme, for example by having earned a bachelor’s degree in a programme in which philosophy is combined with the chosen discipline;
  • or the bachelor's degree is in a discipline relevant to the chosen specialisation and the pre-master’s programme in philosophy is completed;
  • For the specialisation Philosophy of Law, the relevant disciplines must be in the field of law.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 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.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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