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In the one-year Master's programme Philosophy, you will acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems. It enables you to explore one or more sub-areas of philosophy, studying both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy.

The one-year Master's in Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and explores both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy. Students acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems, as well as to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan.
The UvA's Philosophy programme is the most inclusive of its kind in the Netherlands. Students can choose courses in philosophy from the wide selection of courses offered by the Department of Philosophy. Courses are grouped under the following topics: The Philosophical Tradition in Context; Critical Cultural Theory: Art, Culture and Media; Philosophy and Public Affairs; Logic and Language: Mind, Body and Behaviour.

Philosophy at the UvA is highly regarded in terms of research and teaching quality, and has been voted the best in the Netherlands for several years now in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Philosophy is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in Philosophy. 




Master of Arts


1 year

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 16,500

€ 15,000


Application requirements

You may be admitted to the Master's in Philosophy if: 

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from an accredited university;
  • You completed  the extended minor in Philosophy (60 ECTS) at the University of Amsterdam;
  • You completed 60 ECTS or equivalent in philosophy courses and can show that these jointly meet additional requirements. 

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 16,500
€ 15,000
Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Mar '24 1 Mar '24


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