12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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Study modern European philosophical traditions and classics with Philosophy - Philosophy of Humanity and Culture at Tilburg University and learn to pose fundamental questions, analyze key theories and apply critical thought to the understanding of contemporary art, culture and media. These insights are the best foundation for a career in philosophy, writing, journalism, teaching or research.

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In this Philosophy - Philosophy of Humanity and Culture program at Tilburg University  you'll:

  • Learn to analyze and identify forms of political injustice by understanding how gender and race fit within different historical and social structures.
  • Examine and interpret the experience of war, loss and migration and their impact on art, philosophy and humanity today.
  • Get to know the relation between philosophy and art, philosophy and religion, and philosophy and psycho-analysis.
  • Focus on the influence of German and French thinkers of the past 200 years on the latest developments in European and American philosophy.
  • This track puts particular emphasis on the role of memory, gender, the relationship between literature, film, and philosophy, war, art and remembrance, and that between religion and secularization.

Career prospects

After completing the Master’s track in Philosophy of Humanity and Culture you will be an expert in the understanding of human existence, culture, and society.

The knowledge, insights and skills you acquire in this track, such as continually asking questions, observing, reasoning, speaking and writing, offer a solid foundation for a career in philosophy, writing, journalism, teaching or research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enlightenment and Counterenlightenment
  • Identity, Race and Gender
  • Philosophy of Media and Online Culture
  • Trauma and Art
  • Digital Aesthetics
  • Close Reading

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

  • 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.


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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