12 months
11471 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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The Master's specialisation in Philosophy and Science at Radboud University analyses the relation of philosophy and science in terms of their historical development, as well as the current situation. How did philosophy bring forward the modern sciences? And how can we use philosophical insights in current scientific debates?

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Philosophy and Science focuses on the historical and systematic relationship between the two disciplines. It gives you a better understanding of the evolution and implications of the scientific worldview. The programme consists of two thematic seminars alongside an internship or other elective courses.

During the specialisation Philosophy and Science you will learn to think about issues in debates with major thinkers. You will study texts by philosophers of the past and present and how these ideas are applicable to the current social, scientific and political situation.

This programme is closely connected with The Center for the History of Philosophy and Science, meaning you will learn from and work alongside experts in the field.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical background in philosophical and scientific concepts of thought
  • Improve skills such as critical reading, analytical thinking, policy writing and debating

  • Get experience in designing, conducting and presenting your own research

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme could find work in a number of different areas:

  • Journalist, editor or critic

  • Policy advisor

  • Consultant or coach for business

  • Communications advisor or ethical expert

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy and Science 
  • Master seminar of other specialisation
  • Elective courses (Philosophy and Science, Environmental Ethics, Science and Metaphysics, Evolution and the Mind)
  • Master's thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

September intake:

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or have another Bachelor's diploma with a philosophical component of at least 60 EC.
  • A proficiency in English
  • The official transcript of grades or the list of grades received so far.
  • A list of all courses you have taken, are taking and are planning to take including course content, number of hours and literature used.
  • Sworn translations of diploma and grades if documents are in a language other than Dutch, English or German.
  • An English language certificate.
  • A motivation letter and CV.
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11471 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11471 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2143 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

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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