Philosophy, Science and Humanities
Every field of study raises a number of philosophical questions: about its foundations and methodology, its ethical and political implications, its connection with other disciplines, and its history.
Thinking about these questions gives you a deeper insight in your discipline, be it physics, medicine, psychology, economics, history, or any other field of study. This unique programme of 60 ECTS gives you an additional master's degree in the philosophy of your field.
This master offers courses in the philosophy and history of science, skills courses to improve your writing, and tutorials in which you work with experts on the philosophy of your discipline. You will learn to participate in discussions and write texts that bridge the gap between the scientific context and philosophical or public discourses. The master thesis will focus on a topic of your choice in the field of philosophy of your specific discipline.
The programme will provide you with philosophical research and writing skills that will enhance both your competence in your field and your thinking in general.
More information about the programme and courses see page 73 of the study guide.
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Master of Arts
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
No Numerus Fixus
Without numerus fixus.
Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
To confirm sufficient language proficiency, please submit your results on one of the following language tests: *IELTS: at least 7.0 overall score with no band less than 6.5; *TOEFL: at least 100 overall score, with section scores being at least 22 for Reading, 26 for Speaking, and 24 for Writing. This requirement does not apply if you are a native speaker and have completed your secondary education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia; or if you
International students need to register in Studielink and upload their application documents in OAS. Visit http://www.rug.nl/howtoapply and follow the steps. To study this programme you need to have completed an academic bachelor programme, and be accepted for a master programme, currently study a master programme, or else have completed a master programme.
- IELTS overall band
- TOEFL internet based
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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