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Philosophy, Science and Humanities at the University of Groningen

 

Every field of study raises a number of philosophical questions: about its foundations and methodology, its ethical and political implications, its connection with other disciplines, and its history.
 

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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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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Philosophy, Science and Humanities at the University of Groningen

 

The programme can be studied in one year, following the master in your field of study or in some cases preceding it, or in two years, alongside the master programme in your field of study.
 

In the two-year variant (shown in the course scheme), you follow a general philosophy of science course in the first semester, and a course that specialises towards the history and philosophy of your discipline in the second semester, coupled to a course on writing skills. In your second year, you first follow a history of science course as well as two tutorials with experts in the philosophy of your field, and then write your master's thesis.
 

In the one year variant, philosophy and history of science run parallel, and the specialization course, the writing skills course, and the thesis are done in the second semester. Tutorials can be planned anytime after the first quarter.


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Philosophy, Science and Humanities at the University of Groningen

 

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.
Job examples:

  •     Policy making
  •     Consultancy working on the intersection of science and policy
  •     Management consultancy
  •     Journalism
  •     PhD in your field of study or in a philosophy-related subject
  •     Think tank, research company

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Philosophy, Science and Humanities at the University of Groningen

 

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

If you have completed or are following a master programme at a university outside of the Netherlands, please contact our study advisor via fil-study-advisor@rug.nl to get instructions on how to get your master programme recognized as to be of sufficient quality as part of this programme. When doing so, please include a copy of your master’s degree as an attachment. If the programme is assessed as to be of sufficient quality to be part of this programme, you will only do the 60 ECTS philosophy part to obtain your degree.

 

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.

The application deadline for starting on 1 September is 1 May of the same year.


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Institution

University of Groningen


Location: University of Groningen Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Niederlande
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Groningen

Field of study

Business & Economics, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Law, Literature & Linguistics, Media & Communication, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences

Degree

MA in Philosophy

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 24 months

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 14300 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Groningen

Field of study

Business & Economics, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Law, Literature & Linguistics, Media & Communication, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences

Degree

MA in Philosophy

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 24 months

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 14300 EUR / year

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