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What will I learn?

Students will further train the philosophical knowledge and skills they developed in their Bachelor's degree programme and are encouraged to engage in philosophical discussions at a deeper level.

Master's students in Philosophy can choose from three specializations:

Theoretical Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Ethics Social and Political Philosophy

The programme is concluded with a thesis on a topic of your choice.

The Master's programme in Philosophy is offered both on a full-time and part-time basis.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

Results of the National Student Assessment (NSE) show that our students are very satisfied with the contents of our programmes and that they value the expertise of our teaching staff. Small-scale classes and a friendly, informal setting enhance contacts between our staff and students. In reviews of the Keuzegids Universiteiten and in the Higher Education Review of Dutch University Faculties, our faculty was rated number one by both students and professors year after year - and second-best twice.

Job prospects

After finishing the Master's degree, many philosophers find work as educators, journalists, editors and policy advisors, both in business and at governmental agencies. It is also possible to become a researcher at the university or a private research institute.

Job examples

  • Researcher
  • Journalist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Philosophy

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
€13,500.00 (10,90,468) per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

We expect a Bachelor's degree in philosophy or philosophy of a specific scientific discipline, or another Bachelor's degree which the admissions board considers to be equivalent.

IELTS, minimum overall score 6.5 TOEFL 92/120 IBT

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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