In the one-year Master's programme Philosophy, you will acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems. It enables you to explore one or more sub-areas of philosophy, studying both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy.
The Master's programme Philosophy is the most inclusive of its kind in the Netherlands. It covers a wide range of topics and has a strong international focus. The programme familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy and explores both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy. You will acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems, as well as to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan.
As a philosophy student at the University of Amsterdam, you can tailor your programme to your own interests through the wide selection of courses offered by the Department of Philosophy. Courses are grouped under the following topics:
Philosophy at the UvA is highly regarded in terms of research and teaching quality and is voted the best in the Netherlands in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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).
Philosophy is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).
|Degree programme||MA Philosophy|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|