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Philosophy (research MA)


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The Research Master's in Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and offers an excellent opportunity to students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Philosophy.
The programme covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. Both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy are studied. Students can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:
* Philosophical Tradition in Context
* Critical Cultural Theory
* Philosophy and Public Affairs
* Logic and Language
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 University of Amsterdam's Philosophy programme (research) is the most extensive of its kind in the Netherlands and has the largest student body. The programme is also 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.
The Research Master's programme Philosophy is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).




Master of Arts


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 12,430

€ 11,300


Application requirements

The Research Master’s in Philosophy is open for application to students with a university's Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy or a Bachelor’s degree in a programme other than Philosophy from an accredited university, provided that it includes a set of units of study in philosophy accounting for at least 60 ECTS (the equivalent of approximately one year of full-time academic studies) that meets additional requirements. Please check: > Application and admission

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 12,430
€ 11,300
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
2 Sep '24 1 Mar '24 1 Mar '24


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Main address
Gebouw E, Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
020-525 1401

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