National Research Master in Philosophy
The National Research Master in Philosophy is a co-operative venture of several faculties of philosophy at Dutch universities. This specific research master should enable the student to set up a study programme that links up as much as possible with his or her philosophical interests.
The point of departure is an existing research master. The student may then put forward a proposal in which he or she adapts and expands this existing research master according to his or her own interests. Expansion is possible on the basis of research master subjects which are taught at the participating faculties.
How does this work exactly?
You apply to the philosophical research master of your choice at the university in question. Every research master has its own entry requirements. You can find them at the websites of the faculties.
Once you have been admitted to the research master of your choice you can put forward a proposal for a programme to the examining board of the institute in question. In this proposal you put together a biannual programme which consists of 120 ECs around the core courses of the research master. You therefore make a selection among the research master subjects which are taught at the various participating faculties. The programme will be assessed by the examining board on the basis of coherence, sufficient level, the degree of overlap between the subjects and the feasibility of the programme. The examining boards of the various research masters will follow their own guidelines. The rules and regulations of the research master in question will apply.
The participating research masters and faculties are:
- Research Master Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Tilburg University
- Research Master Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
- Research Master Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University
- Research Master in Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen (website)
- Research Master Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Universiteit van Groningen
- Erasmus Research Master in Philosophy & Economics, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
The central information desk for the National Research Master in Philosophy is the Faculty of Philosophy at the Erasmus University. This is where the student should register as a student of the National Research Master in Philosophy.
1. Where do I register?
After you have been admitted to the research master of your choice you register by means of Studielink for this research master.
2. What do the tuition fees amount to and where do I pay?
The tuition fees differ, depending on the research master. You pay the tuition fees for the tuition at the university of your research master, even though you also study subjects at other universities.
3. Will my travelling expenses be paid if I study subjects in different cities?
No, your travelling expenses must be paid for by yourself.
4. Who assesses my programme?
The examining board of the research master for which you have registered assesses your programme.
5. Can I change the programme once I have started?
Yes, provided you get permission of the examining board. Every change in a programme that has already been approved must be judged by the examining board.
6. Can I only choose research master subjects?
Yes, you study a research master, so you can only put forward subjects at that level.
7. How do I register for subjects at other faculties?
This differs, depending on the faculty. You usually register as an optional course student after having submitted evidence of payment of the tuition fees. For more details about the different faculties you may apply to the general information desk.
NB: At the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University you must ask permission from the lecturer of the subject in question.
8. How many subjects of my research master can I study at another faculty?
This differs, depending on the research master and it is decided for every student individually upon consultation of the examining board of that particular research master.
9. What should I pay attention to when I put together my programme?
When you put together your programme you must pay attention to the academic goals you have in mind. You may, for example, choose more functional subjects with a possible PhD in mind. You must also keep in mind the feasibility of your programme and the coherence between the subjects. A possible programme might be:
The five core courses of Institutions: Erasmus Research Master in Philosophy & Economics
• Introductory workshop (2 ECs)
• Foundations of New Institutional and Evolutionary Economics (10 ECs)
• Advanced Philosophy and Methodology of Economics (10 ECs)
• History of Economic Thought (7 ECs)
• 20th Century History of Economic Thought (5 ECs)
• The Culture of Economics (7 ECs)
• Masterthesis (30 ECs)
You study all these subjects (71 ECs) at the Erasmus University. In addition, you will get the remaining 49 ECs of the programme studying subjects of research masters at other faculties. You will be registered as a research master student at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Erasmus University, you will pay the tuition fees to the Erasmus University and you will get your Master’s degree at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Erasmus University.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Faculty of Philosophy
Ms T. Herold MA
Tel: (010) 408 8967