Philosophy - Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges, M.A. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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Study philosophical and ethical issues that arise with respect to populism, migration, terrorism, inequality, sustainability, and the role that science and technology play in our society. In the Philosophy - Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges program at Tilburg University you'll develop crucial skills that enable you to think critically, conceptualize things clearly, and argue convincingly.

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Choose the Philosophy - Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges program at Tilburg University and you will:

  • Develop a philosophical perspective on society. Learn to question the conventional ideas of sociologists, economists, and other specialists about migration, democracy, justice, market forces, the environment, science, and technology. 
  • Enrich yourself with skills that matter. You will analyze, synthesize, and critically question philosophical texts and problems in clear and concise ways and according to high academic standards. You will refine your presentation and writing skills and learn how to formulate to-the-point arguments and evaluate the claims made by others.
  • Challenge yourself. All courses are taught by experts in the respective fields and revolve around state-of-the-art literature by contemporary thinkers. You learn to come to grips with these at a high academic level and apply them to contemporary challenges in society.

Career prospects

As a trained philosopher, you are able to analyze and reflect critically on social, political, and ethical issues. You can formulate well-founded and to-the-point proposals to solve societal problems. Major newspapers and magazines emphasize the wide variety of professions open for philosophers in the labor market. After graduating, you can also continue your career in various fields as an academic researcher who has already acquired an interdisciplinary background.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Migration, Refugees and Human Rights
  • Populism and Active Citizenship
  • Sustainability and Environmental Ethics
  • Justice and Inequality
  • Philosophy of Humanity and Culture
  • Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy.
  • However, if you have a Bachelor’s degree in another relevant discipline, such as Culture studies, Political Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Global Management of Social Issues, Administration studies, Political studies, Economics, Law, European studies, Communication Sciences, Human Resource Management, Psychology, or Social Sciences you are also most welcome to apply, but most likely a pre-Master's program will be required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 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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