Philosophy and Economics

Admission requirements for Research Master Philosophy and Economics

The admission requirements are:

  • A Bachelor/Master in Economics, or Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, PPE or related programmes.
  • A grade for the bachelor thesis equivalent to at least an 8.0 in the Dutch grading system.
  • An average grade in the bachelor equivalent to at least 8 in the Dutch grading system.
  • Proficiency in English:
    - The main language of your previous education was English, or
    - You are a native speaker, or
    - You can prove your proficiency in English in a writing sample.
  • A detailed letter of intent that:
    - demonstrates your interest in philosophy of economics;
    - details your background in philosophy and economics;
    - describes why you deem yourself equipped to follow the Research Master in Philosophy and Economics.
  • A writing sample of around 10-15 pages. (At least 8 pages, maximum 25 pages, excluding bibliography and appendices. This can be an essay in philosophy, economics, or a closely related subject.)
  • Two letters of reference.