The one-year master’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University integrates historical and systematic approaches in philosophy to offer you an advanced training in different philosophical methodologies as well as reason, logic and critical thinking.
Five specialisations; an expansive curriculum
The Master in Philosophy at Leiden University integrates historical and systematic approaches to offer you an advanced training in philosophical methodologies as well as reason, logic and critical thinking.
This one-year MA programme offers you the choice of five specialisations. Leiden University is home to the one of the oldest departments of philosophy in the Low Countries. Among its research strengths are political philosophy and non-Western philosophy. In addition, it hosts a large international staff with wide-ranging expertise in continental philosophy and the philosophy of knowledge. Content of the programme incorporates the very latest academic theory and the field’s historical development across a number of branches of philosophy.
- Moral and Political Philosophy (MA)
- Philosophy of Knowledge (MA)
- Modern European Philosophy (MA)
- Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy (MA)
- Global and Comparative Philosophy
Hone your intellect
The intellectual tools acquired during the study of philosophy are typically transferable skills to complement any given profession. The master’s programme in Philosophy will train you to become an outstanding critical thinker, capable of breaking down the most complex ideas and evaluating the principles upon which various positions are based. During your Master, you will study, analyse and discuss primary philosophical texts while learning how to develop and communicate your own theories and ideas.
Learn from thought leaders
At Leiden University, great minds have been gathering for over five hundred years to explore fundamental questions relating to human existence. Today, the Institute for Philosophy at Leiden University is an international centre for research and education, with an expansive network of partner institutes and an active programme of visiting lecturers.
During your master’s programme in Philosophy, you learn from researchers of the highest international standing. These lecturers are committed to helping you reach your potential, from using their contacts to help you get the internship you want, to inspiring you to challenge traditional ways of thinking. At Leiden, small classes allow for plenty of direct contact between you and your lecturers. Outside of class, an open door policy means that support is on hand at any time.
Admission and Application
We invite motivated students from around the world to apply for the Master of Arts in Philosophy (60 EC). Admission requirements may vary per specialisation, please visit the specialisation of your interest to find out more about the entry requirements:
About the School
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