Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Society



What will I learn?

Are you fascinated by the political, technological, cultural, and ecological challenges that dominate the headlines? Do you want to study the concepts and ideas behind those challenges? Are you interested in how our thinking about the world helps shape the world? If you are fascinated by the ideas that determine the course of humanity, then Philosophy, Politics and Society might be the perfect fit for you.

What will you learn?

The first year of the PPS bachelor consists of introductory courses that familiarize you with the fundamental concepts, methods, and problems of philosophy. This prepares you for the second and third year of PPS, which is unique in its issue-oriented approach. You choose up to six thematic modules that focus on the philosophical analysis of major societal challenges. These modules cover topics such as the future of democracy, digital technology, global justice and human rights, and the advent of the Anthropocene.

Future career opportunities

After a Master's specialisation you have a wide range of job opportunities. You can think of:

  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Consultancy
  • Education

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€11,500.00 (10,08,683) per year
Start date

Expected September 2024


Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,



6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International educational qualifications: If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as language requirements). You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure. English Language Requirements: As the language of instruction in our programme is English, you will need sufficient proficiency in English. This requirement is fulfilled when you obtain: a Dutch vwo-diploma; an International Baccalaureate diploma; a European Baccalaureate diploma, with at least the course English Language 2 or Language 1; a diploma equivalent to or higher than the Dutch VWO level by completing an English-taught educational programme at an institution in one of the member states of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States; If you don't meet the above mentioned language conditions, you must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements: a TOEFL iBT total score of 80, all four sub-scores 20; an IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0, all four sub-scores 6.0; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), or Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

If you have completed, or are about to complete, a study programme outside of the Netherlands, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis. Depending on your diploma, you may receive requests for further information during the application procedure.

To study PPS, you need to be proficient in English. To prove that your English is sufficient, you must have one of the following:

A Dutch VWO diploma;
An International Baccalaureate Diploma (diploma programme)
A European Baccalaureate Diploma, with English Language 2 or English Language 1
An American High School Diploma
GCE A-Levels
A diploma equivalent to, or higher than the Dutch VWO diploma, where the language of instruction has been English, obtained at an institution in an EU/EEA member state, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States of America.

  • a (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT with a total score of ≥90, all four sub-scores ≥20;
  • (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of ≥6.5, all four sub-scores ≥6.0;
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency, with mark ≥C.

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).


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