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 philosophical anthropology.
- masterthesis (30.000 - 35.000 words = 60-70 pages, 18 ec)
(Guidelines for writing the Master thesis)
Only students with a Bachelor in Philosophy comparable to that of the BA of 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. Deadline for admission is June 1st. Further information and application forms are provided by the International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy, room H5-23.
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.