2 master programmes have received quality label "Top-rated programme 2019"

The master Philosophy and the research master in Philosophy and Economics of Erasmus School of Philosophy have received great reviews in the ‘Selection Guide Masters’. Both programmes obtained the predicate ‘Topopleiding 2019’ – Top-rated programme 2019 – due to these positive reviews.

MA Philosophy

In this year’s Selection Guide Masters the quality of the lecturers in the MA Philosophy was especially appreciated,  including their involvement with the students in supervision and feedback, as well as their professional know-how. The quality of the programme itself is also highly valued. This aspect covers the level of the materials, the cohesion of the methods used, and the overall quality. Students are also content with the studyability of the programme and the assessment methods.

Research Master in Philosophy and Economics

According to the Keuzegids 2019, the Research Master in Philosophy and Economics is a real winner. This research master is highly recommended if you are interested in philosophy and economics. The programme is assessed extremely well on almost all criteria, such as the quality of the programme, assessment methods, quality of lecturers, the feasibility of the programme and guidance by lecturers. The research master in Philosophy and Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam is the highest scoring research master in Philosophy in the Netherlands.

Top rated programme

In total, 131 master's programmes achieve a score of 75 points or more on a scale of 20 to 100 and may thus call themselves ‘Top-rated programme’ for a year. It is mainly small-scale studies that have received high scores.

Selection Guide Masters 2019

The Selection Guide Masters compares and reviews all master programmes at Dutch universities. The quality reviews are derived from the national student survey and from experts of the NVAO. The Selection Guide Masters is published by the Centre for Higher Education Information.

More information


For more information please contact Evaline Bender, communications officer at Erasmus School of Philosophy, by phone +31 010 4089980 or by email: bender@esphil.eur.nl.