The Research Master's in Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and offers an excellent opportunity to students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Philosophy.
The programme covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. Both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy are studied. Students can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:
Philosophical Tradition in Context
Critical Cultural Theory
Philosophy and Public Affairs
Logic and Language
Students acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems, as well as to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan.
The University of Amsterdam's Philosophy programme (research) is the most extensive of its kind in the Netherlands and has the largest student body. The programme is also highly regarded in terms of research and teaching quality, and has been voted the best in the Netherlands for several years now in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The Research Master's programme Philosophy is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).

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