Do you want to enhance your philosophical knowledge? Do you want to learn ‘thinking beyond’ the realm of what is considered self-evident? Do you not shy away from intense and informed debates? Then the one-year Master’s in Philosophy may be just your thing.
Master’s in Philosophy
In the Master’s programme Philosophy, you’ll learn to analyse theoretical issues about numerous subjects like knowledge, truth, morality and politics, from different perspectives. By asking the right questions and precise reasoning, you’ll try and reach the essential core: what is really important in this matter? How can a complicated issue be subdivided into manageable sub-questions? You’ll learn to access conflicting claims. Do humans possess free will or are our actions determined by hereditary of cultural factors? You’ll learn to form your own opinions and to express them clearly with consistent and convincing arguments.
Why study Philosophy at Radboud University?
You’ll learn how to acquire in-depth knowledge in one of the four specialisations.
In especially designed seminars, you’ll develop skills such as critical reading and analytical thinking,speaking and writing techniques, as well as the power of argumentation and persuasion.
The small-scale set up of the seminars guaranties intensive personal guidance and interaction between teachers and students.
This one-years Master’s programme in Philosophy is focused on a career outside of research.
Our students rate this Master’s programme 8.2 out of 10 according to the National Student Survey 2017.
The Master’s programme in Philosophy offers four Master’s specialisation, one in English and three in Dutch.
In this specialisation, you’ll analyse the relation between philosophy and science in terms of their historical development, as well as the current situation. In ancient Greece, ‘philosophy’ was understood to be an activity that focused on gaining knowledge on any and every part of reality. In modern times, several sciences have detached themselves from the philosophy. What does this mean for philosophy and its relationship with the sciences?
Philosophy and science don't mix. Or do they? What we nowadays call "science" used to be part of "philosophy." It is not without reason that Isaac Newton called his physical masterpiece "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy." And today, the two are still closely connected. Our current worldview is strongly shaped by scientific thought. We look to science for both answers to our theoretical questions and solutions to our practical problems.
The Master's specialisation in Philosophy and Science analyses the relation of philosophy and science in terms of their historical development, as well as the current situation. How did the scientific worldview come about? What are its ingredients? What models for the relationship between philosophical and scientific thinking have been proposed?
This Master's specialisation will give you a better understanding of the evolution, the current status and the implications of the scientific worldview. Professionally, it prepares you for several possible avenues, including science administration, research, journalism, and policy-making.
Į magistro studijų programas gali stoti visi, baigę universitetą arba besimokantys paskutiniame kurse. Studijos kurias baigei ar tebesimokai turi būti panašios krypties kaip ir tos, į kurias nori stoti, kadangi priėmimas yra paremtas ECTS kreditų suderinamumu.
- ECTS kreditų išrašas - jei dar nesi baigęs aukštosios mokyklos, būtina prisegti ECTS kreditų išrašą, kuriame būtų matyti, kokius dalykus Tu mokeisi bei kokius pažymius ir kiek kreditų už juos gavai. Kai siunti anketą paskutiniame kurse, diplomą reikia prisegti vėliau, kai tik jį gausi.
- Bakalauro diplomas – jei jau esi baigęs aukštąją mokyklą, išrašo nereikia, užtenka prie anketos prisegti savo Bakalauro diplomą.
Anglų kalbos žinias gali patvirtinti vienu iš šių būdų:
- IELTS – 6.5
- TOEFL – 90
A Bachelor degree in Philosophy or have another Bachelor diploma with a philosophical component of at least 60 ECTS.
Graduates of the Master’s specialisation in Philosophy and Science have many options. If you would like to become a teacher within the Netherlands you could continue to study the academic teacher’s degree for the subject Philosophy (only in Dutch). You can also do journalism and become a reviewer, journalist or editor. You can also become a policy advisor for a (semi) governmental organisation or cultural and social institutions. You can also work as a philosopher in business, as a trainer/coach, communications advisor or ethical expert.