The MA programme consists of the following items (60 European credits (ec) in total):
six courses, at least one to be taken from each of the following four areas: theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy, history of philosophy and philosophy of man and culture.
- masterthesis (20.000 - 25.000 words, 18 ec)
The programme starts in the first week of September 2015. The master thesis should be submitted by August 1st 2016 if the student would like to graduate before September 1st 2016.
Students with a philosophical background comparable with that of the BA in Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam are eligible. The Examination Board decides on admission. Admission is according to the regulations for the admission of non-Dutch students to Dutch universities. Further information and application forms are provided by the International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy, room H5-25.
Academic objectives of the course
The educational goal of the MA Philosophy programme is competence in self-reliant and independent philosophical analysis. This competence implies the capability to articulate a research question and a related research proposal.
Students who successfully complete the MA Philosophy programme are awarded the MA Philosophy degree. This degree qualifies students to apply for a Ph.D. position at a Dutch university, e.g. at a research institute of Erasmus University. Examples of these research institutes are EIPE (Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics) within the Faculty of Philosophy, and ERIM (Erasmus Research Institute of Management Studies) elsewhere in the university.
The curriculum comprises six courses, at least one to be taken from each of the following four areas: theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy, history of philosophy and philosophical anthropology.
The total course load is 42 (of 60) ec. In addition students are required to write, in the second semester of the year, a master thesis (18 ec).