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What is consciousness? What is the relation between truth and democracy? If our world is mechanistic, how could chances ever exist? When are differences in wealth unjust?
Philosophy is the systematic investigation of very fundamental questions. You are trained to think and write in a clear manner about topics such as the relation between mind, body and cognition, the nature and basis of moral judgements, the limits of knowledge, and the principles of social justice. A highly individualized programme will help you pursue your own research questions and explore philosophical topics, within academia and beyond. What can you expect from the Master's programme in philosophy?* improve your reading skills to critically scrutinize vague concepts, tacit assumptions, loose argumentation, and widely shared preconceptions that we encounter in everyday life* develop analytic rigor and the ability to reason in a logically sound way* receive high-quality education taught by leading and dedicated researchers in a friendly atmosphere* pursue a career in journalism, consultancy, education, research or in public administrationThe Faculty of Philosophy is home to internationally renowned teaching staff who together with a diverse student body form a lively and stimulating close-knit philosophical community located in the city center of Groningen. The Master's programme in Philosophy is offered bot




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 18,700

€ 15,900


Application requirements

Required documents to be provided with application: Copy of bachelor diploma or proof of enrolment including expected graduation date.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 18,700
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Sep '24 1 May '24
1 Feb '25 1 Feb '25 1 Nov '24
1 Sep '25 1 Sep '25 1 May '25
1 Feb '26 1 Feb '26 1 Nov '25
1 Sep '26 1 Sep '26 1 May '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


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