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Philosophy (research)

University of Amsterdam

24 months
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11440 EUR/year
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About

The Philosophy (research) programme of the University of Amsterdam familiarises you with one or more sub-areas of philosophy. You can choose to specialise in philosophical tradition in context, critical cultural theory, philosophy and public affairs, and logic and language.

Overview

Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam

The Philosophy (research) programme of the University of Amsterdam is the most extensive of its kind in the Netherlands and attracts students from all over the world. It is highly regarded in terms of research and teaching quality and consistently voted best in the Netherlands in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The programme familiarises you with one or more sub-areas of philosophy. It covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. Both Anglo-Saxon and  European philosophy are studied. You can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Philosophical Tradition in Context
  • Critical Cultural Theory
  • Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • Logic and Language

You acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems, as well as to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan. The programme offers an excellent opportunity to students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Philosophy.

Careers

Graduates of the Research Master's in Philosophy will be familiar with one or more of the sub-areas of philosophy and will have the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems. They will also be able to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan. The Research Master's programme Philosophy prepares students for postgraduate studies and/or independent research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Texts, Methods & Debates
  • Ethics and Politics of Surveillance and Privacy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Meaning, Reference and Modality
  • Rationality, Cognition and Reasoning
  • Thinking with Foucault: Neoliberalism & Beyond

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.6

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from an accredited university, as well as to students with a Bachelor's degree in a programme other than Philosophy from an accredited university, provided that it includes a set of units of study in philosophy accounting for at least 60 ECTS (the equivalent of approximately one year of full-time academic studies) that meets the following requirements:

  • The units of study cover multiple subdisciplines of philosophy;
  • Several units of study have been taken at an advanced level;
  • At least one of the units of study has been completed with a substantial philosophical and scientific essay.

English language requirements

A GPA) of at least an A/3.6 (American system), 2.1 HONS (an upper second class honours, degree in the British system), B (ECTS-system), or 7.5 (Dutch system)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11440 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11440 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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