Philosophy

Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy

The MA philosophy is deeply engaged with current developments in the philosophical debate. Students of this programme are trained in different philosophical traditions.

The Master in Philosophy at Erasmus University focuses on understanding the ontology of social phenomena, by studying the nature, origin and role of institutions like the market, morality, art, political authority and cyberspace.

The Master in Philosophy offers you to engage in the deepest insights of Western thought, to participate in global intellectual philosophical debates and to bridge differences between analytic and continental philosophy.  Current social issues are always a common theme in the curriculum.

With Spinoza, Hegel and Lewis and many others as your intellectual sparring partners, in this programme you will complete you argumentative rigour and analytical skills.

The Master in Philosophy is also offered in Dutch.

 

Career opportunities Master in Philosophy

Career opportunities Master in Philosophy This Master prepares you for a social or scientific career. You'll come into your own in environments that demand analytical capacities, reflection, and conceptual defensibility.  Once you have your philosophy degree you can consider a future in education or research, or in government or business. 

Education objectives Master in Philosophy

Education objectives Master in Philosophy The Master in Philosophy offers competence in self-reliant and independent critical philosophical analysis. This competence implies the capability to articulate a research question and a related research proposal.

Mode of education Master in Philosophy

Mode of education Master in Philosophy

The education in the Master in Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam is small scale and personal. Besides the lectures you will have individual tutorials. There is room for debate and discussion with fellow students, but we also expect you to work  individually on writing essays. During the process of your master thesis you will be supervised  intensely.


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Target audience Master in Philosophy

Target audience Master in Philosophy Intrepid thinkers who wish to take on the mental challenges of the 21st century choose the Master programme in Philosophy. A Bachelor in Philosophy grants access to this programme, which prepares you for a scientific or worldly career that will require analytic prowess and conceptual strength: in education, research or otherwise, in public service or commercial employment. 

Admission criteria Master in Philosophy

Admission criteria Master in Philosophy Students with a Bachelor in Philosophy comparable to the bachelor degree in philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam are eligible. If you have a bachelor degree in another field combined with at least 60 ECTS in philosophy courses, you can apply for this master. The Examination Board decides on admission. An English proficiency test is part of the admission criteria.

Application Master in Philosophy

Application Master in Philosophy

On the faculty website you will find the application form. Please fill in this form and provide the requested information and documents. A motivation letter and recommendation letter are part of this application. The Examination Board decides on admission. Deadline for application is June 1.


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