The Master's in Philosophy at the UvA is a one year programme and the most inclusive of its kind in the Netherlands. It allows you to comprehensively tailor the programme to your own interests, first selecting at least 30 credits of courses offered by the Department of Philosophy and then writing a Master's thesis in the second semester.
The Master's programme Philosophy comprises 60 ECTS credits: 42 credits for core courses and electives; and 18 credits for a Master's thesis project.
The Master's programme Philosophy offers a wide selection of courses focusing on a broad range of philosophical topics. Courses are grouped together in four themes:
The Master's thesis reports on research carried out under the supervision of an academic staff member involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and academic adviser.
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This programme is also offered in part-time study mode, in which case it takes two 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).
Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional programme are encouraged to continue their studies in the Research Master's in Philosophy. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their Research Master's degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer.