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Philosophy (regular programme)

Institution
Leiden University · Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/philosophy/en/introduction

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Philosophy (1 year, regular programme) Specialisations

The Master’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates.

About the specialisations

The three specialisations Ethics and Politics, History and Philosophy of the Sciences, and Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture are an integral part of the one-year Master’s programme in Philosophy in 2014-2015, but will be formal specialisations from September 2015 on. Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a new specialisation that starts in September 2015.

The specialisations Ethics and Politics, History and Philosophy of the Sciences, and Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Culture aim to give students a broad and deep knowledge of and insight into philosophy, a number of its branches, and their historical development. The programme is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates.

The specialisation Philosophy, Politics and Economics has a distinctively interdisciplinary profile. The programme enables students to engage with issues in philosophy, politics, and economics at the cutting edge of these fields. It aims to draw sophisticated connections between social, political, and economic phenomena, using the methods of philosophical inquiry as tools for addressing these issues.

Reasons to choose Philosophy in Leiden

  1. The Leiden Institute for Philosophy offers a combination of Continental and analytical philosophy, which is an attractive feature for students searching for a confrontation of different types of philosophical method. The institute represents a wide range of research interests, enabling students (depending on the specialisation(s) to which they have been admitted) to take courses in:
    • History of Philosophy,
    • Logic,
    • Philosophy of Science,
    • Philosophy of Mind and Cognition,
    • Ethics and Political Philosophy,
    • Philosophical Anthropology,
    • Cultural Philosophy
    • Comparative Philosophy.
  2. The specialisation Philosophy, Politics and Economics is an inter- and multidisciplinary programme with a unique profile, aiming to provide graduates with the skills necessary both to critique as well as intervene in issues of public significance in creative and innovative ways.
  3. The Leiden Philosophy department has a committed teaching staff, and as courses are offered in small groups there is ample room for discussion and interaction.
  4. The Leiden Institute for Philosophy has strong international links with philosophy departments worldwide, resulting in an active programme of visiting scholars and lecturers.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
International Studyline Team
Email
study@bb.leidenuniv.nl