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What will I learn?

The Master's specialisation in Philosophy, Politics and Society focuses on contemporary philosophical debates in the domains of politics, science, and ecology. These three domains are home to some of the most pressing questions and challenges of our time, especially where they overlap. Can we trust politicians and scientists to solve the ecological crisis? Find out in the PPS Master's programme.

What will you learn?

In this specialisation you will study questions related to the major political, ecological and scientific challenges of the 21st century. Questions of a political nature: how can we solve a global problem in a divided world? Fundamental questions about our relation to nature in the Anthropocene and questions about the status of science in society. You will also learn how to put your knowledge to good use when you venture out beyond the university.

Where will you work?

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


Which department am I in?

Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (12,92,407) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,



6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or in a related discipline (in the latter case, students must have acquired at least 60 EC in Philosophical disciplines). The applicant must have a degree with merit or distinction or equivalent. Meaning: a student’s weighted grade-point average in Philosophy in the 2nd and 3rd year of their Bachelor's programme must be the equivalent of 7.5 or more (on the Dutch scale of 10). A TOEFL iBT or 100 overall, with subscores of 22; An IELTS score of 7.0, with subscores of 6.5; A Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency, with marks of C or higher.

For international students

A relevant degree, being one of the following:

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in PPS
  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy
  • A completed pre-masters in Philosophy
  • A completed diploma with a philosophical component of at least 60 EC of relevant courses.

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

A TOEFL iBT or ≥100 overall, with subscores of ≥22
An IELTS score of ≥7.0, with subscores of ≥6,5
A Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency, with marks of C or higher

Application deadlines to start September

Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April
EU/EEA students - 1 May


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