Philosophy, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16400
    Tuition (Year)
    1984
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #77 ,
The M. A. in Philosophy at Leiden University teaches students how to interpret philosophical texts and put them in the context of today’s society and culture. The Master’s programme offers multiple specialisations, with courses on the history and philosophy of science, on ethics and politics, on philosophical anthropology and the philosophy of culture and on philosophy, politics and economics.

About

This programme is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts.

The one-year master's programme offers four fields of focus: * History and Philosophy of Science; * Ethics and Politics; * Philosophical Anthropology; * Philosophy of Culture. The institute has strong international links with philosophy departments worldwide, resulting in an active programme of visiting scholars and lecturers. The institute's research programme 'meets the highest international standards', according to the latest external research assessment.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.

Specialities:

History and Philosophy of the Sciences:

The Master's in History and Philosophy of the Sciences at Leiden University is your opportunity to investigate the ways in which philosophy, history, and science interact in the field of humanities.

Ethics and Politics:

The Master's in Philosophy of Ethics and Politics at Leiden University is your opportunity to explore in-depth the disciplines of moral, political and social philosophy.

Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture:

The Master's in Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture at Leiden University examines fundamental questions concerning the study of human beings and the natural sciences.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics:

The Master's in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Leiden University brings together some of the most important approaches to understanding the local, the global and the universal.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Knowledge minimum: See website www.unileidenmasters.nl for details.

Previous education: BA degree (or equivalent) in Philosophy from a recognised university, (see website www.unileidenmasters.nl).

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C2
  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL paper based: 600
  • TOEFL computer based: 250
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 16400 International
  • EUR 1984 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

Leiden University:
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