Faculty of Philosophy
The study of philosophy in Rotterdam aims at current developments in science and society. Education and research at the Faculty of Philosophy takes place in an interdisciplinary context. This vision is also visible in the study programs and the research institutes of the Faculty. Researchers and students investigate the ontology of social phenomena, such as institutions, the market, morality, art, political authority, intermediality and cyberspace. The place of philosophy in history and its roots form the horizon of all investigation.
If you would like to study in Rotterdam for a few months as an exchange student, the Faculty of Philosophy offers a wide range of courses.
The Faculty facilitates an English one-year Masterprogramme in Philosophy for Dutch and non-Dutch students with a strong background in Philosophy (BA). This programme is characterized by its focus on one of the central research topics of the faculty: the wide range of issues and problems referred to by Social Ontology.
If doing research is your passion, you can apply for the two-year programme Institutions: Research Master in Philosophy and Economics. The Research Master 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 together with the analytical and research skills required for further study as a junior researcher or PhD candidate.
Research at the Faculty of Philosophy takes places in four areas of specialisation: History of Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, Philosopy of Man and Culture and Theoretical Philosophy. In four research programmes, investigation of identity and differentiality, history of philosophy, institutions, ethics, political theory and the philosophical implications of ICT takes place. Also situated within the Faculty of Philosophy is the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE): a multidisciplinary research institute and graduate school.