The Philosophy programme at Utrecht University combines an advanced grounding in the core themes and texts of philosophy with ample opportunity and flexibility for specialisation. Through elective seminars, specialised tutorials, and seminars at other universities in the Netherlands or abroad, you will have the opportunity to dive into issues, methods, and philosophers that are central to your own research project.
Philosophers can be found in a surprisingly wide range of careers, from journalism and politics to banking and consulting. Those who go on to do a PhD in Philosophy can pursue numerous different roles that professional philosophers play in society.
As a graduate of the Philosophy programme, you are well prepared to start working on a PhD project at universities in the Netherlands and abroad. Frequently, students work closely with the academic staff in developing grant applications to fund these positions, and in recent years, graduates have been exceptionally successful – 66% have secured full-time, funded PhD positions in philosophy.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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- Digital Ethics
- History And Philosophy Of Objectivity
- Topics In Metaphysics: The Logic And Metaphysics Of Time
- Topics In The Philosophy Of Human Rights
- Topics In Early Modern Philosophy
- Topics In Epistemology And Philosophy Of Science
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesHistory Philosophy & Ethics General Studies & Classics View 57 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You will be considered for admission to the Research Master’s programme in Philosophy if you have a Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch university (or foreign equivalent) and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills:
- Familiarity with the academic study of philosophy. Although a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy is not required, you must have completed at least 45 EC of philosophy courses (and at least 22.5 EC at an advanced undergraduate level). Under some circumstances, theory courses from non-philosophy departments may count.
- Knowledge of the methods and theories employed in the study of philosophy (as acquired in specific courses taken in your Bachelor; a list of the relevant courses you have completed with brief explanations is a helpful supplement to a formal transcript).
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International17500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
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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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.