The two-year Research Master's programme Philosophy 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.
A strong international focus
The Research Master's programme Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and offers an excellent opportunity to students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Philosophy. The programme covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. Both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy are studied. Students can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:
- Philosophical Tradition in Context
- Critical Cultural Theory
- Philosophy and Public Affairs
- Logic and Language
Students 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.
Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam's Philosophy programme (research) is the most extensive of its kind in the Netherlands and has the largest student body. The programme covers a wide range of topics and perspectives and has a strong international focus. It is also highly regarded in terms of research and teaching quality and was voted the best in the Netherlands in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The Research Master's programme Philosophy is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).
Core courses and electives are offered in the form of seminars, which are attended by 10 to 25 international and Dutch students. Tutorials are given in small groups, which are supervised by specialists and usually initiated by staff members. Students are also at liberty to organise a tutorial, granted they are able to find a suitable supervisor.
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.
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Last updated October 11, 2018