Research Master in Philosophy (Philosophy and Economics)
Master of Arts in Philosophy (Philosophy and Economics) (MA)
Get a solid analytical and critical grasp of new views. Be part of an advanced discussion in the philosophy, methodology, history and culture of economics, and go on to a research or academic career.
Master new literatures, issues, and perspectives. Focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of evolutionary and institutional economics.ErasmusUniversityis a first-rate university with a strong tradition in economics, located in bustlingRotterdam. The programme builds on a tradition of research and teaching in philosophy and economics at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE).
Attend weekly seminars, and lectures by renowned experts. Take assignment-based courses in philosophy and economics. Do more advanced coursework in epistemology, ethics, the philosophy of science, and philosophical anthropology. Present your own work get the academic skills you need for further study as a junior researcher or a PhD candidate.
Why study a Research Master in Philosophy (Philosophy and Economics) in Rotterdam?
The intensive two-year full time programme prepares you for PhD studies at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) and top-quality PhD programmes elsewhere.
The Research Master Philosophy and Economics aims to prepare students for an academic career in the area of philosophy and economics. It provides a thorough grounding in the main areas of the philosophy of economics. You will be able to understand and critique complex texts, conduct independent interdisciplinary research projects and present your work in a clear manner.
The programme comprises two years of study (120 EC) in analytic philosophy. The curriculum comprises ten courses altogether: seven so-called core courses in philosophy of economics and three courses in the fields of philosophy of science, ethics, history of philosophy or philosophical anthropology. You finish the programme by writing a thesis and a Ph.D. research proposal.
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You will follow seminars where teachers engage in a direct exchange of ideas with students and give immediate feedback on their class participation and written assignments. You actively participate in the bi-weekly Ph.D-seminars. All students are appointed an academic advisor to discuss their plans and performance in the programme on a regular basis.
Determined students who see the advantage of philosophic theory in explaining contemporary economics will apply for the EUR research master programme Philosophy and Economics. Your bachelor degree in Philosophy or Economics, leads you to a deeper analysis of evolutionary and institutional economics. This Research Master in Philosophy is your path towards a PhD and/or an international career."
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, recommendation letter and writing sample are part of this application. The Examination Board decides on admission on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications is June 30.
- A Bachelor/Master in Economics, or Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, or related programmes
- A grade for the BA thesis equivalent to at least 8 in the Dutch grading system
- An average grade in the BA equivalent to at least 8 in the Dutch grading system
- A successful proficiency test of English
- A detailed letter of intent
- A writing sample in philosophy or economics