In the Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences programme, students gain philosophical insights in conjunction with another academic discipline.
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In the Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences programme, you will study philosophy for two years in conjunction with another field of study. There are two specialisations:
• philosophy of the social sciences
• philosophy of the humanities
In the first specialisation, you will learn to look philosophically at subjects such as sociology, political science, anthropology, economics or public administration. In the specialisation Philosophy of the Humanities, you will study philosophy in conjunction with disciplines such as history, literary studies, art history, etcetera.
You can enrol in the Master’s programme Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences if you have completed a Bachelor’s programme in one of the social sciences or the humanities, including a minor in Philosophy (such as the minor Praktische filosofie at the UvA) and a Philosophy of Science course. Students with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy may also enter the programme, as long as their degree enables them access to a Master’s in the social sciences or humanities. In most cases, this will mean that they must have done a minor or pre-Master’s programme.
The Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences programme focuses on two academic fields: social sciences and humanities. Half of this programme consists of philosophical courses. You will complete the other half with (courses from) a Master’s programme in the social sciences or humanities. In the philosophical part of the programme, you will examine the principles of your academic field and the role of this academic field in society, as well as expanding your philosophical knowledge by taking courses in, for example, political philosophy, social philosophy or cultural philosophy.
This programme is also offered in part-time study mode, in which case it takes 2 years. You can obtain a maximum of 30 ECTS per year (12-18 ECTS per semester). As a part-time student you will follow the programme together with full-time students. You will prepare your study plan for the part-time programme in consultation with the Master’s programme coordinator (See: Contact).
Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences is a programme of the accredited Master’s degree Philosophy. After successfully completing this programme, you will receive a legally recognised Master’s degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).
In addition, you can use the non-philosophical part of the programme to obtain a second Master’s degree.
|Degree programme||MA Philosophy|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|