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MA Philosophy, Science and Humanities

University of Groningen
24 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Groningen
English

About this program

MA Philosophy, Science and Humanities

Thinking about these questions gives you a deeper insight in your discipline, be it physics, medicine, psychology, economics, history, or any other field of study. This unique program of 60 ECTS, combined with the ECTS from your initial master's, gives you an additional MA degree in the philosophy of your field.

This master program offers courses in the philosophy and history of science, skills courses to improve your writing, and tutorials in which you work with experts on the philosophy of your discipline. Additionally, the program will regularly organize colloquia with experts working on the intersection of the philosophy, science and humanities.

You will learn to participate in discussions and write texts that bridge the gap between the scientific context and philosophical or public discourses. The master thesis will focus on a topic of your own choice in the field of philosophy or history of your specific discipline. The program will provide you with philosophical research and writing skills that will enhance both your competence in your field and your thinking in general.

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Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

Knowledge minimum- To study this program you need to have completed an academic bachelor program, and be accepted for a master program, currently study a master program, or else have completed a master program.

Language test- To confirm sufficient language proficiency, please submit your results on one of the following language tests:

  • IELTS: at least 7.0 overall score with no band less than 6.5;
  • TOEFL: at least 100 overall score, with section scores being at least 22 for Reading, 26 for Speaking, and 24 for Writing.

This requirement does not apply if you are a native speaker and have completed your secondary education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia; or if you have completed your bachelor education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia.

International diploma

Knowledge minimum- To study this program you need to have completed an academic bachelor program, and be accepted for a master program, currently study a master program, or else have completed a master program.

Language test- To confirm sufficient language proficiency, please submit your results on one of the following language tests:

  • IELTS: at least 7.0 overall score with no band less than 6.5;
  • TOEFL: at least 100 overall score, with section scores being at least 22 for Reading, 26 for Speaking, and 24 for Writing.

This requirement does not apply if you are a native speaker and have completed your secondary education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia; or if you have completed your bachelor education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Philosophy of your discipline: introduction
  • Philosophical writing
  • Tutorial 1
  • Specialization towards disciplines

Year 2

  • History of Science
  • Tutorial 2
  • Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Tuition fees for EU/EEA Students: € 2,209 per year
  • Tuition fees for Non-EU/EEA Students: €14,570 per year

Qualification

Credits- 120ECTS

MA in Philosophy

Career paths

There are numerous opportunities for students who can combine scientific or scholarly expertise with an ability to reflect on their disciplinary background. They are good at identifying key issues in their field, and they have learnt to analyze problems sharply and clearly. They have strong communicative skills, a critical attitude, and awareness of the fundamental starting points of scientific and scholarly research.

All of these skills are highly valuable for students who aim for a research career in their respective discipline, or indeed in the history and philosophy of their discipline. But the very same skills are of great value in education and policy making, or in any other sphere in which scientific knowledge is evaluated and put to use

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...


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We're a Top 100 University

Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

Our groundbreaking research

As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Vibrant Student Life

While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

Global Community

The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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