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Philosophy of a specific discipline


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What makes natural science 'scientific'? What is a just law? What can science tell us about free will and ethical responsibilities? In this degree, you'll explore the philosophical aspects of science.

The bachelor Philosophy of a specific discipline is an English-taught program. After the first year of your bachelor, you can enroll in this program. You can either start it while continuing your own bachelor, usually during the 2nd and 3rd year of your first bachelor, or start the bachelor Philosophy of a specific discipline after your first bachelor (usually as a 4th year of your bachelor studies).

Philosophy of a specific discipline consists of:

  • a Minor (30 ECTS), introducing you to the history of philosophy and to some of the major philosophical areas such as ethics, philosophy of science, social-political philosophy, and logic;
  • a Specialization Course (5 ECTS) that introduces you to the field of philosophy that is most relevant to your first bachelor and connects both disciplines;
  • three electives (15 EC) to gain more in-depth knowledge of your Specialization;
  • a Bachelor’s Thesis (10 ECTS) in which you carry out philosophical research connected to the discipline of your first bachelor, in well-organized course;
  • 120 ECTS of your first bachelor programme

More information about the programme and courses see page 45 of the 2023-2024 study guide.




Bachelor of Arts


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 11,200


Application requirements

After you have been admitted, you should submit a list of results (Transcript of Records) obtained in the propedeutic phase of your first degree programme (an overview of results in Progress from the student administration of the degree programme will suffice) to the Board of Examiners via in order to request for exemption from the examination of Module 1 of the Philosophy of a Specific Discipline degree programme.

* At least 60 ECTS of the first year of your bachelor program or a propaedeutic exam: in order to be admitted, you need to have a completed a propaedeutic degree/first year of a non-philosophical research university bachelor program. We will check whether you have obtained enough ECTS * It is not possible to apply for this program with a degree of a university of applied sciences (HBO)

TOEFL IBT score of 92, an IELTS score of 6.5

In relation to the Corona crisis, the Bachelors-before-masters-rule has been adapted.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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