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This course involves exploring the development of philosophy from Antiquity to early modern and modern times, with a particular emphasis on the genesis of modern scientific disciplines such as psychology, physics or chemistry, out of the traditional body of Aristotelian natural philosophy.
There is no other academic discipline in which the past is so important as in philosophy: today's philosophers are still engaging with the pioneers of the field: Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Wittgenstein. For this reason, the philosophy curriculum at Radboud University consists of a number of historical courses. The specialisation History of Philosophy covers the entire history of philosophy from the Presocratic
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1.A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or in a related discipline
2. Grade average during the second and third years of your BA studies was at least a 7.5 or more.
3.A proficiency in English:
a.A TOEFL score of at least 577 (paper-based), 90 (internet-based);
b.An IELTS score of ≥6.5
c.Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
4.Strong motivation letter
€2,143 (from EEA countries); €9,124 (from non-EEA countries).
‘It can be very difficult to find a Philosophy Master’s in English on the continent. Radboud University not only offers a Research Master’s in Philosophy, but thanks to the wide range of specialisations I found a programme that really suited my interests. The programme really is challenging. Teachers expect quite a lot from you. They give you free range to find a research topic, which is great but also daunting. They do give plenty of guidance, though. “You’re interested in this? Well, have a look at this, and this, and this research.” I loved going away with lots to read that inspired me to form my own ideas.’
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