Course structure

In principle students follow a 120 credits programme:

• the compulsory course Developing and Writing Research Proposals in Philosophy (6 credits; taught in English);

• five research seminars (10 credits each) from this list;

• a master’s dissertation (24 credits) which is written in English; and

• 40 credits advanced optional courses.

These advanced optional courses are taken from the standard master’s programmes in philosophy of the participating universities. Some of them are taught in English, some in Dutch. The structure of the programme is such that, while students with sufficient command of Dutch have a wider choice of advanced optional courses, the degree can be obtained by following only courses that are taught in English. As indicated above, the language of instruction of the core activities (the compulsory course, the research seminars and the dissertation) is English.

Students with a standard (i.e. not research oriented) master’s degree in philosophy or moral sciences can obtain the research master’s degree through a 60 credit programme:

• the compulsory course Developing and Writing Research Proposals in Philosophy (6 credits; taught in English);

• three research seminars (10 credits each) from this list; and

• a master’s dissertation (24 credits) which is written in English.

All details about the programme can be found here.