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The two-year Research Master's programme Philosophy familiarises you with one or more sub-areas of philosophy. You can choose to specialise in philosophical tradition in context, critical cultural theory, philosophy and public affairs, and logic and language.

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A strong international focus

The Research Master's programme Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and offers an excellent opportunity to students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Philosophy. The programme covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. Both Anglo-Saxon and  European philosophy are studied. Students can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Philosophical Tradition in Context
  • Critical Cultural Theory
  • Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • Logic and Language

Students 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.

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Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam's Philosophy programme (research) is the most extensive of its kind in the Netherlands and has the largest student body. The programme covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. It is also highly regarded in terms of research and teaching quality, and was voted the best in the Netherlands in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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The Research Master's programme 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). 

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Philosophy (research)
Diploma Research MA Philosophy (research)
Type Regulier onderwijs
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 120 EC, 24 maanden
Voertaal Engels
Start September
CROHO-code 60128