Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16600
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The M. A. in Philosophy at Leiden University teaches students how to interpret philosophical texts and put them in the context of todays society and culture. The Masters 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

The Master’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates.

About the specialisations

The specialisations Ethics and Politics, History and Philosophy of the Sciences, and Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture aim to give students a broad and deep knowledge of and insight into philosophy, a number of its branches, and their historical development. The programme is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates.

The specialisation Philosophy, Politics and Economics has a distinctively interdisciplinary profile. The programme enables students to engage with issues in philosophy, politics, and economics at the cutting edge of these fields. It aims to draw sophisticated connections between social, political, and economic phenomena, using the methods of philosophical inquiry as tools for addressing these issues.

Reasons to choose Philosophy in Leiden

  • The Leiden Institute for Philosophy offers a combination of Continental and analytical philosophy, which is an attractive feature for students searching for a confrontation of different types of philosophical method. The institute represents a wide range of research interests, enabling students (depending on the specialisation(s) to which they have been admitted) to take courses in:
    • History of Philosophy,
    • Logic,
    • Philosophy of Science,
    • Philosophy of Mind and Cognition,
    • Ethics and Political Philosophy,
    • Philosophical Anthropology,
    • Cultural Philosophy
    • Comparative Philosophy.
  • Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

    Programme Structure

    Specialisations
    • Ethics and Politics
    • History and Philosophy of the Sciences
    • Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture
    • Philosophy, Politics and Economics

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      Full-time
      • Duration 12 months
    • Credits
      60 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
    • More information Go To The Course Website

    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

    • A bachelors degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelors degree
    • Knowledge, understanding and skills comparable to those acquired upon graduation from the Bachelors programme in Philosophy at Leiden University. Specifically applicants should:
      • be able to formulate a clear philosophical research question.
      • be able to formulate their own critical philosophical positions and argue for these coherently.
      • have substantive knowledge of ethics and political philosophy and their history

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • EUR 16600 International
    • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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