Research Master in Philosophy and Economics

The following admission requirements apply to entering this programme:

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor/Master in Economics, Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics, Philosophy, Politics and Economics 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 7.5 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 with 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. 

Assessment criteria 
The admission committee, composed of leading researchers in the philosophy of economics, assesses applications on the basis of all of the above-mentioned admission requirements.

The assessment criteria for the Research Master in Philosophy and Economics are designed and applied in order for the programme to remain a top programme in philosophy of economics, and to preserve and guarantee an excellent and inspiring study environment.

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