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Philosophy (MA)

Course Description

The Master's programme in Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy. Students acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems and to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan.

Studying Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam's Master's programme in Philosophy is the most inclusive of its kind in the Netherlands. It covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. Both Anglo-Saxon philosophy and Continental philosophy are studied.

Accreditation and degree

The quality of this master's programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) under the Dutch name of Wijsbegeerte (Philosophy). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited master's degree and the title Master of Arts(MA).

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Master's programme should have at least a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in philosophy or a relevant field. The level of the Bachelor's degree must be comparable to that of a Dutch Bachelor's degree.Students who have a Bachelor's degree in a different field are also welcome to apply, provided this degree is comparable to a Dutch Bachelor's degree and has included a substantial number of philosophy courses (60 ECTS credits or more). The admissions committee will assess each applicant's academic qualifications on a case-by-case basis.

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