Curriculum

  Erasmus School of Economics

Faculty of Philosophy

Bachelor 1 60 cr.  
Bachelor 2 60 cr. 22.5 cr.
Bachelor 3 60 cr. 7.5 cr.
Bachelor 4  

60 cr.

Total 180 cr.

90 cr.

First year 

When choosing Economics and Philosophy, the curriculum of the first year consists of courses in economics, business economics and support courses. These courses will provide a broad economic basis and helps developing strong analytical skills. When choosing Econometrics and Philosophy, the curriculum of the first year consists of courses in mathematics, statistics, economics and computer programming. Every academic year consists of five blocks of eight weeks in which you follow two courses. You are having lectures, tutorials and work groups where you practice and discuss the material with fellow students. Each course is concluded with an exam.

Second year

Next to the regular Economic or Econometrics curriculum you follow two introductory philosophy courses in the first ten weeks of the academic year. These lectures will be given in the evening (starting from 18.00 hrs). The first course, ‘The Enlightenment’, runs from week 36 until 39, exams in week 40. The second course, ‘Ecophilosophy’, will be given from week 41 until 44, exams in week 45.

Third year 

In the third year you also follow the regular Economic or Econometrics curriculum. Next to that you attend two introductory philosophy courses in the first ten weeks of the academic year. Lectures will also be given in the evening (starting from 18.00 hrs). The first course, ‘Eight Contemporary Challenges’, runs from week 36 till 39, exams in week 40. The second course, ‘Thought Experiments’, will be given from week 41 until 44, exams in week 45.

Fourth year

The fourth year of your Double Degree programme economics and philosophy will consist solely of advanced philosophy courses, divided in four blocks per year. Each block runs for 10 weeks and lectures will mainly be given in the evening hours (starting from 18.00 hrs). In total the fourth year contains 60 credits. The first block of the year will be dedicated to the ‘Philosophy of economics’, intended to deepen your knowledge of economic assumptions. The second, third and fourth block of the fourth year includes advanced courses on the history of thought, the philosophical aspects of man and culture and social and political philosophy. In the course of this final year students will also be guided by an advisor in writing their thesis.