Philosophy of a Specific Discipline
Because philosophy is everywhere

Study programme

A degree in philosophy is an excellent complement to any other degree. In the current age of uncertainty and rapidly advancing technologies knowledge of philosophical problems and skills remains relevant. This programme teaches you to express arguments clearly and to think critically and creatively.


The full curriculum contains 90 European credits (EC). The programme offers a set of core philosophy courses which amounts to 63.75 EC. The remaining 26.25 EC are obtained through a specialised set of courses on the philosophy of an EUR discipline (15 EC) and the thesis (11.25 EC). You can use one of two sets of courses (15 EC) offered in block 1 as a minor for your main programme. It means that you won’t have to take another minor for your main programme.

Practical information

The main language of the programme is English, but you may answer the exams in Dutch as well. To prevent clashes with lectures and seminars of your main programme, philosophy courses will be scheduled between 15.00 and 21.30 hrs. Lectures will be recorded, with the exception of the courses in Philosophy of an EUR discipline. 


In the programme we do not work with prerequisite courses, thus you are free to take up philosophy courses as they are scheduled. However, we advise you to follow the standard learning schedule below. Depending upon your individual wishes you can also make your own schedule.