The two-year programme aims to give students a broad and deep knowledge of and insight into philosophy, a number of its branches, and their historical development. Additionally, the programme aims to give students advanced academic skills in the interpretation of texts, the analysis and solution of conceptual problems and the communication of ideas and viewpoints to specialist and general audiences. The Leiden Institute for Philosophy has strong international links with philosophy departments worldwide, resulting in an active programme of visiting scholars and lecturers. Expect to graduate with in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in critical-thinking – ensuring you stand out in any future career. Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 25th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.

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