The two-year Master’s programme Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences has a study load of 120 ECTS: 24 ECTS compulsory courses; 12 ECTS philosophical electives; 6 ECTS colloquium; 18 ECTS philosophical Master’s thesis; 60 ECTS non-philosophical courses in the Humanities or in the Social Sciences Master's you are also enrolled in.
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- Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary programme: it consists of a philosophical part worth 60 ECTS and a part worth 60 ECTS in which you study one of the social sciences or a humanities discipline.
- In the non-philosophical part, you can complete another Master’s degree programme if you so wish.
- You will flesh out the precise study programme in consultation with the Master’s coordinator based on your interests and prior education.
- There are two specialisations: Philosophy of the Social Sciences and Philosophy of the Humanities. Both of the specialisations have two compulsory courses worth 12 ECTS.
- In addition, you will take electives worth 12 ECTS in the field of philosophy and you will take part in a colloquium (6 ECTS), in which a bridge is built between your own specific field of study and philosophy.
- Your philosophical track is concluded with a thesis worth 18 ECTS.
The Master’s thesis (18 ECTS) consists of a research report of 17,000 to 23,000 words. You will determine the research subject in consultation with your thesis supervisor.
This programme is also offered in part-time study mode, in which case it takes 2 years. You can obtain a maximum of 30 ECTS per year (12-18 ECTS per semester). As a part-time student you will follow the programme together with full-time students. You will prepare your study plan for the part-time programme in consultation with the Master’s programme coordinator (See: Contact).
Transferring to a Research Master's
Students who show promise are encouraged to transfer to a Research Master’s during their one-year or dual programme. Following the selection and admission, you are able, in most cases, to transfer courses that you passed during the one-year or dual programme. The Examinations Board decides whether the courses are eligible for this.