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Masters in Philosophy

University of Groningen
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Program description

Masters in Philosophy GroningenStudy Philosophy in Groningen

The Masters in Philosophy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands is an education programme aimed at teaching students key skills in cricial analysis, independent research, and both oral and written communication within the context of philosophy. A central theme of this education course is both critical reflection on life, science, culture, and society, and the discussion of it, as nothing in philosophy is self-evident. 

Students enrolled in the 1-year Masters in Philosophy in Groningen have the opportunity to pursue in greater depth subjects that they have already studied during their bachelors degree. The Faculty of this education course is comprised of 4 departments:

  • Theoretical Philosophy
  • Practical Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • History of Philosophy

Students enrolled in this Masters in Philosophy are taught within these four focuses, and are also able to enroll in other education courses outside of the Philosophy department. This allows them to not only gain an in-depth knowledge of Philosophy, but also to acquire an overview of the central debates within the discipline they choose. During the last 6 months of their education, students complete a thesis - the culmination of 6 months research.

Upon completion of the Masters in Philosophy, graduates often pursue research or teaching jobs within either high schools, universities, or institutions for vocational training. Many go on to PhD positions, or undertake post-doctorate research. Some graduates of Philosophy pursue employment in education, media, or various public and private enterprises such as for government bodies, traide unions, or libraries.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Masters in Philosophy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands are:

  • completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy or a Bachelor’s degree partly devoted to Philosophy
  • proficiency in English, demonstrated by the following minimum test scores: TOEFL: 92/120 or IELTS: 6.5


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University of Groningen

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

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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