Utrecht University

Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15167
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

In the selective, Research Master's programme in Philosophy you can deepen your understanding of internationally-oriented research on philosophical issues and their history.

Philosophy is a selective, two-year, Research Master's programme that emphasises active participation in research. During your studies, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be a successful researcher - whether you go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy (our graduates have been highly successful in securing PhD grants) or to pursue a career in one of the many fields that require key research skills. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to approach your ongoing work with analytical rigor, conceptual clarity, expressive precision, compelling argumentation, and a keen awareness of historical perspectives.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 75%
  • practice: 0%
  • self study: 25%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 5%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 5%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

You have a Bachelor’s degree from a Dutch university (or foreign equivalent) in: Philosophy; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; History and Philosophy of Science; Intellectual History / Great Books.

You can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills:
  • You have extensive knowledge of philosophical texts and methods, in combination with the ability to understand and analyze complex philosophical texts articulately and independently. This should be clear from the philosophy courses you have taken, as well as your writing sample and your “Research Paper Prospectus”.
  • Although a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy is not required, you must have completed at least 45 EC of philosophy courses (and at least 22.5 EC at an advanced undergraduate level), and most students start the RMA with twice that. Under some circumstances, theory courses from non-philosophy departments may count. A list of the relevant courses you have completed (with brief explanations) is a helpful supplement to a formal transcript.
  • Your grades should be well above average (typically, at least a 7.5/10 or B+); particularly important are your grades in advanced courses, and for your Bachelor’s thesis. Although an undergraduate thesis in Philosophy is not strictly required, you must have experience writing a substantial research paper – please discuss this in your letter of motivation.
Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15167 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA
  • EUR 2006 National

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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