Research Master in Philosophy and Economics

Study programme

Learning objectives

The Research Master in Philosophy and Economics aims to prepare students for a career in academia and provide unique qualifications in reasoning and independent thinking relevant for leadership and advisory roles in the private and public sector.

Mode of education

You follow seminars where teachers engage in a direct exchange of ideas with students and give immediate feedback on their class participation and written assignments. You actively participate in the bi-weekly PhD-seminars. All students are appointed an academic advisor to discuss their plans and performance in the programme on a regular basis.

Curriculum

The research master in Philosophy and Economics comprises a demanding programme that introduces students from a variety of backgrounds to all key aspects of the philosophy of economics. It prepares for PhD study in philosophy, but also economics as well as roles in the private and public sector.

The curriculum is research-led, with mandatory courses being taught by resident and visiting professors from the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE). The curriculum of 120 EC is divided as follows:

  1. Mandatory courses in the philosophy of economics (55 EC)
    The mandatory courses give a firm grounding in the core areas of philosophy of economics.

  2. Elective courses in philosophy (20 EC)
    Students can take elective courses in philosophy from a large variety of courses, such as those offered in the MA Philosophy, and courses offered at the Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW).
  3. Research in the philosophy of economics (45 EC)
    The research master benefits from the unique research environment offered by the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE). Research master students are trained in interdisciplinary research skills in the following modules.

Academic calendar

  • Block 1: week 36 – 45
  • No classes: week 46 
  • Block 2: week 47 – 5
  • Block 3: week 6 – 15
  • No classes: week 16 
  • Block 4 = 17 – 26.
  • 1. Mandatory courses in the philosophy of economics (55 EC)

    • Course code: FW-REMA01
      Student workload: 7,5 EC

    • Course code: FW-REMA02
      Student workload: 7,5 EC

    • Course code: FW-REMA03
      Student workload: 7,5 EC

    • Course code: FW-REMA013
      Student workload: 7,5 EC

    • Course code:FW-REMA015
      Student workload: 3,75 EC

    • REMA04

      Student workload: 7,5 EC

    • Student workload: 3.75 EC 

      Course ID: FW-REMA016

    • You can choose two fromthe following courses:

      • Social Choice Theory and Political Representation (5 EC) FW-MA0007;
      • Welfare and Cooperation (5 EC) FW-MA0018;
      • Justice in the Economics and Politics of Wealth (5 EC) FW-MA0021;
      • Capitalism and Freedom (5 EC) FW-MA0020.

    2. Elective courses in philosophy (20 EC)

    3. Research in the philosophy of economics (45 EC)

    • Course code: FW-REMA10
      Student workload: 3,75 EC

    • Course code: FW-REMA11
      Student workload: 7,5 EC

    • Course code: FW-REMA12
      Student workload: 3,75 EC

    • Student workload: 30 EC