Contemporary philosophical issues
The Bachelor’s programme Wijsbegeerte at the UvA offers students an extensive introduction to philosophy during the first year and a half. The following year and a half sees students choosing a specialisation and non-philosophical courses. During the Bachelor’s phase a general knowledge of philosophy is acquired by looking at current historical dilemmas. The history of philosophy is hereby given a less prominent role.
The one-year Master’s programme gives students the chance of specialising in a field of philosophy of their liking. The specialisations of offer correspond with staff members’ research programmes: Philosophy and Public Affairs; Logic and Language; Mind, Body and Behavior; the Philosophical Tradition in Context; Critical Cultural Theory.
Students of the two-year Research Master’s programme Philosophy are also given the opportunity to specialise further in the four research areas, and are furthermore prepared for academic research.
The two-year Research Master’s programme Wijsbegeerte van een bepaald wetenschapsgebied offers students the chance of studying the philosophy of a particular academic discipline. At the UvA the emphasis of this programme is on the philosophy of political and social sciences.