About the Faculty


The Faculty of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam is a leading research and teaching institution in the Netherlands. The faculty has a broad international orientation, with many international students and staff members and strong connections with universities abroad. The research programmes of the academic staff members are generally leading in their field.

Students are very satisfied with the programmes offered by the Faculty of Philosophy according to the National Student Survey. Guided by dedicated lecturers, students delve into various philosophical topics, ranging from philosophy of the ancient Greeks to post-modern continental philosophy; from ethics to philosophy of science. The curriculum is emphatically involved with the current philosophical debate, structured into four subject groups: Theoretical Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, History of Philosophy and Philosophy of Man and Culture.

During their time at the Faculty of Philosophy, students develop into critical and analytical thinkers with substantial academic skills and knowledge.