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This full time English/Dutch research master is jointly organised by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen), the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences of Ghent University (UGent) and the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences of the Free University of Brussels (VUB). The programme offers a high-level training for excellent students who seek to develop a research career in philosophy.

Graduates of this programme are capable of developing a philosophical research project and draw up a funding application that can be filed with local, national or international funding institutions. They are able, within their areas of specialisation, to formulate original and innovative research problems based on a duly founded insight into the internationally recognised state-of-the-art in that domain. Graduates of this programme are able to work out original solutions to the selected research problems, and argue their cases clearly and convincingly. They are trained in academic writing, which enables them to act as lead authors of academic articles.

The research seminars that constitute the core of the programme cover a wide range of philosophical domains. Some relate to socially relevant topics (i.e. more applied philosophy) while others relate to more fundamental, purely philosophical domains. We offer the following research seminars, all of which are taught in English:

Moral Psychology and Meta-Ethics
Empirical Ethics
Political Philosophy after Rawls: Equality, Justice and Diversity
Media Philosophy and Media Theory
Philosophy and Ethics of Gender, Sexuality and Diversity
Philosophy of Biomedical and Social Sciences
Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
History and Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
Philosophical Anthropology
Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Religion and Secularisation
History and Reception of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Religion
History of Early Modern Philosophy
Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy
Aesthetics/Philosophy of Art

More information about the structure of the programme can be found here.
All details about the composition of the programme can be found here.