Economics and Philosophy

Aansluitende masters voor Bachelor Double bachelor in Economics and Philosophy of Economics

MSc Economics and Business

Your bachelor degree gives you access to a wide range of programmes in economics in the Netherlands and abroad. Most students continue their studies with the one year master programme at Erasmus School of Economics.

The one year master programme Economics and Business puts a solid scientific basis and sharp insights into everyday practice. This will enable you to conduct sound analyses and convert them into policy recommendations and strategies. The programme offers ten different specialisations.

Alternatively, you can choose to continue with a master programme in Accounting, Auditing and Control. Last but not least, the Erasmus School of Economics offers two year Research Master programmes at the Tinbergen Institute (TI) or the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Both are excellent preparatory programmes for a career in research.

MA Philosophy

After you have finished your Double Degree with Philosophy programme, we highly recommend you take philosophy to the next level and do an MA in Philosophy. At the Erasmus School of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam we offer a multitude of courses ranging from subjects such as socio-political philosophy, and philosophy of man, to philosophical skepticism. Even more this programme can be tailored to your interests. The first two courses in block 1 are mandatory. After block 1 you have the option to choose the two tracks (‘Continental Philosophy and its History’ (CPH) track, and the ‘Philosophy, Politics, and Economics’(PPE) track) in block 2 and six elective courses in block 3. In block 4 you write your master thesis. But, following these tracks is not required. Many of our students have chosen courses from both tracks, creating an interesting mix of courses of the master’s programme.

Research master

Next to our MA Philosophy, the Erasmus School of Philosophy also offers a research master in Philosophy and Economics. It is an intensive and internationally recognised two-year programme, open to outstanding students with a bachelor's degree in either Philosophy or Economics. This programme is especially interesting for Double Degree students with a main programme at the Erasmus School of Economics. If you haven’t obtained a degree in Economics, you can still apply for the research master. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The advantages of the research master in Philosophy and Economics are its focus on research and its specialisation on the cross-section between philosophy and economics. The research master is a two-year programme, where students will be trained to contribute to the field of research in philosophy and economics by an inspiring mix of young up-and-coming researchers and leading researchers in the field. However, such specialised and high-quality guidance requires an outstanding and motivated group of students.