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What will I learn?

Study modern European philosophical traditions and classics. You learn to pose fundamental questions, analyze key theories and apply critical thought to the understanding of contemporary art, culture and media society. The knowledge and insights you acquire in this track is the best foundation for a career in philosophy, writing, journalism, teaching or research.

Program and courses

Learn to analyze and identify forms of political injustice by understanding how gender and race fit within different historical and social structures.

Examine and interpret the experience of war, loss and migration and their impact on art, philosophy and humanity today.

Get to know the relation between philosophy and art, philosophy and religion, and philosophy and psycho-analysis.

Focus on the influence of German and French thinkers of the past 200 years on the latest developments in European and American philosophy.

The track puts particular emphasis on the role of memory, gender, the relationship between literature, film, and philosophy, war, art and remembrance, and that between religion and secularization.

Career prospects

After completing the Master’s track in Philosophy of Humanity and Culture you will be an expert in the understanding of human existence, culture, and society.

The knowledge, insights and skills such as continually asking questions, observing, reasoning, speaking and writing, you acquire in this track offers a solid foundation for a career in philosophy, writing, journalism, teaching or research.

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,92,810) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,



5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

Education requirements

  • You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
  • However if you have a bachelor’s degree in another relevant discipline, such as, Culture studies, Political Studies, or Liberal Arts and Sciences and Global Management of Social Issues, Administration studies, Political studies, Economics, Law, European studies, Communication Sciences, Human Resource Management, Psychology and Social Sciences you are also most welcome to apply, but most likely then a Pre-master will be required.

English language proficiency:

You need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of either:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 90-91 (internet-based).
  • Academic IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 score overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on all individual parts of the test.
  • Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.
  • The above mentioned English proficiency tests should be no older than two years old.

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