12 months
14900 EUR/year
2205 EUR/year
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Take a philosophical approach to the human psyche with Philosophy - Philosophy of Mind and Psychology from Tilburg University. By delving into philosophical texts and reflecting on theories and findings from other relevant disciplines - such as psychology, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence - you will gain more insights into mental phenomena as well as moral and existential questions.

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Apply a philosophical approach to study at the intersection of philosophy and psychology and reflect on the mental phenomena that jointly make up the ‘human mind’ in the Philosophy - Philosophy of Mind and Psychology program from Tilburg University . Examples of questions you will reflect on:

  • How do we cope with crises, insecurities and turbulence?
  • How susceptible are we to external influences and can we still claim to be free and autonomous agents?
  • What role do emotions play in our mental lives? 
  • Why do we make cognitive mistakes and do these mean we are not as rational as we think and want to be?
  • How and to what extent is the human mode of coming to grips with reality through (knowledge-based) understanding, itself limited with regards to grasping the human mind?
  • What are the limits of psychology, as a discipline? 
  • What does psychology contribute to our understanding of all this? And how can philosophy help deepen that understanding?

Career prospects

After completing the Master’s track in Philosophy of Mind and Psychology, you will be able to reflect critically on what we (can) claim to know about the workings of the mind and its connection to human life.

The knowledge and insights you acquire in this track, offer a solid foundation for a career in research, education, consultancy, policy-making, politics, journalism, counseling, coaching, or mental health care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crisis and Insecurity
  • The Intelligence of Emotions
  • Thinking Mistakes
  • Philosophy and the Limits of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Influence
  • Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious
  • Brains and Bodies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. The Admissions Committee will assess whether your degree is equivalent to a Dutch Bachelor's in Philosophy.
  • If you have a Bachelor’s degree in another relevant discipline, such as Psychology, Culture studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Economics, Law, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Organization Studies or Human Resource Management, 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

    14900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2205 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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