Research master Philosophy & Economics

Field of Study

The Research Master in Philosophy and Economics is an intensive and internationally recognised two-year programme open to outstanding students with a BA degree in either Philosophy or Economics. Highly qualified students who already have an MA degree in Philosophy or Economics can be offered a shortened programme. The programme focuses on studying the philosophy of economics with the tools of analytic philosophy.

Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

The Research Master builds on an internationally recognised line of research and teaching in analytic philosophy and economics at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE), in the Faculty of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Research Master is an excellent preparation for an academic career in the growing field of Philosophy and Economics, including for example a subsequent Ph.D project at EIPE or elsewhere.

EIPE Research Fields  

During the last twenty years, the philosophy and methodology of economics has been established as a relatively autonomous and rapidly growing field of research. The Erasmus Research Master in Philosophy and Economics has been designed so as to link with the most important recent and emerging currents in philosophy of economics and, more broadly, the philosophy of science. There are four broad overlapping themes within the programme: theory, methodology, rationality, and ethics. See here for a more detailed description of our research programme.

Preparatory readings

Before starting the programme we strongly recommend students to do special preparatory reading. A reading list can be found on this page.


drs. Ticia Herold
Programme coordinator
tel: (010) 408 8967