Faculty of Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam offers solid and innovatory education and research, in a wide range of philosophical disciplines.

The bachelor's programme in Philosophy is mainly in Dutch, however, we do offer a variety of courses for exchange students. The Faculty of Philosophy also offers a unique Double Degree programme for students who wish to obtain a second degree in philosophy. For postgraduate students we offer an English one-year Master's programme in Philosophy for Dutch and non-Dutch students with a strong background in Philosophy (BA).       

Ambitious students who aspire a career in academia, can apply for the two-year programme Research Master in Philosophy and Economics. The Research Master aims to prepare students for an academic career in the area of philosophy and economics. It provides a thorough grounding in the main areas of the philosophy of economics together with the analytical and research skills required for further study as a junior researcher or PhD candidate.

Research at the Faculty of Philosophy is divided into four areas of specialisation: History of Philosophy, Practical Philosophy, Philosopy of Man and Culture and Theoretical Philosophy. In these four research programmes, investigation of identity and differentiality, history of philosophy, philosophy of science, institutions, ethics, political theory and the philosophical implications of ICT takes place. Furthermore, the Faculty of Philosophy hosts the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE): a multidisciplinary research institute and graduate school.