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MA Philosophy 120 EC: Pre-master

Introduction

The pre-master’s programme is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree from a research university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree, in a subject belonging to one of the relevant non-philosophical disciplines, who do not fulfil the entry requirements regarding the knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of philosophy. Students cannot apply for admission to the pre-master Philosophy, only for one of the specialisations of the MA Philosophy 120 EC. Upon receiving the application the Board of Admission will decide whether you are eligible for admission. This decision depends largely on your academic background and skills. The pre-master programme is meant to provide a bridging programme for students who have applied for the MA Philosophy 120 EC, but who, according to the Board of Admissions, have deficiencies in the field of philosophy.

During the pre-master's you will gain the knowledge, understanding and philosophical skills needed for successful participation in the Master’s programme. Upon successful completion of the pre-master's programme students will be granted unconditional admission to the relevant specialisation of the MA Philosophy 120 EC.

Please be informed that a part of the MA programme will consists of components of the relevant non-philosophical discipline. This means that you will need to be admitted to a relevant non-philosophival Master's programme as well.

Applicants with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) are not eligible for admission to the MA or pre-master in Philosophy.

Duration pre-master's programme

Depending on your educational background, the pre-master’s programme will constitute a course load of 60 EC (1 year) or less. The requirements for the pre-master will consist of a series of courses from the BA programme in Philosophy. Students who already completed relevant philosophy courses during their bachelor's will be exempted from a part of the pre-master's programme.

The prescribed pre-master's programme must be completed within the nominal duration plus one semester (in case of a pre-master’s programme of 30 ECTS-credits or less) or within the nominal duration plus one study year (in case of a pre-master’s programme of more than 30 ECTS-credits).

Holders of an academic bachelor's degree from a research university or an equivalent diploma with no more than 15 credits of deficiencies, may be admitted to the MA programme directly. This means that you will need to complete the deficient pre-master's courses during your enrolment in the MA Philosophy. You cannot graduate without successfully having completed the required pre-master's courses.

Specialisations MA Philosophy 120 EC

  • Philosophy of Humanities

  • Philosophy of Law

  • Philosophy of Natural Sciences

  • Philosophy of Political Science

  • Philosophy of Psychology

The specialisations have the following requirements regarding the educational background:

  • for the specialisation Philosophy of Humanities, the relevant disciplines must be in the field of modern European languages and cultures, classics, (art)history, culture, or religious studies;

  • for the specialisation Philosophy of Law, the relevant disciplines must be in the field of law;

  • for the specialisation Philosophy of Political Science, the relevant disciplines must be in the field of (international) political science or public administration;

  • for the specialisation Philosophy of Natural Sciences, the relevant disciplines must be in one of the natural sciences;

  • for the specialisation Philosophy of Psychology, the relevant disciplines must be in the field of psychology.

Programme changes per 1 September 2020

As from the academic year 2020-2021 the following changes will be effective for the MA programme Philosophy 120 EC:

  • The specialisations Philosophy of Law and Philosophy of Political Science will be ended as they currently exist and will be replaced by the specialisation Philosophy of Law, Governance, and Politics.

  • The specialisations Philosophy of Natural Sciences and Philosophy of Psychology will be ended. Enrolment in these MA programmes is possible until February 2020.

  • The specialisation Philosophy in World Traditions will be added to the MA Philosophy 120 EC per September 2020. For the specialisation Philosophy in World Traditions, the relevant disciplines must be in the field of Asian studies or Middle Eastern studies.

In 2020-2021 the MA Philosophy 120 EC will consist of the following specialisations:

  • Philosophy of Humanities

  • Philosophy of Law, Governance, and Politics

  • Philosophy in World Traditions

  • Philosophy of Natural Sciences (programme will be ended; no new enrolments)

  • Philosophy of Psychology (programme will be ended; no new enrolments)

As from September 2020 the specialisations Philosophy of Natural Sciences and Philosophy of Psychology are only available for students who started their MA programme before 1 September 2020.

Structure pre-master's programme

The pre-master consists of a package of courses at BA level with a course load of 60 EC's. The choice of components of the pre-master depends on the chosen specialisation in the Master's programme in Philosophy 120 EC.

  • compulsory introductiory courses of 5 EC each (level 100-200)

  • optional course of 5 EC (level 100-200), if applicable

  • advanced seminar(s) at third-year BA level of 10 EC each (level 300-400)

Students can start a pre-master's programme in September and in February.

Tuition fee

Information on the tuition fee for a pre-master's is available on the student website.

Humanities

Philosophy of Humanities

Students preparing for the MA Philosophy of Humanties who must complete a pre-master's of 60 EC's follow eight mandatory courses (40 EC), and they select two advanced seminars (20 EC) from the list below.

Timeschedules

The pre-master's courses are part of the BA Filosofie: Standaardtraject and/or the BA Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives. Timeschedules are to be found through the links at the right-hand side of this page. For the introductory and optional courses see under first-year and second-year courses; for the advanced seminars see under third-year courses.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory introductory courses (Dutch students)

Griekse en Romeinse filosofie 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Cultuurfilosofie 5
Ethiek (Filosofie) 5
Comparative Philosophy 5
Continentale filosofie 5
History of Political Philosophy 5
Academische vaardigheden Filosofie I 5

Advanced seminars (Dutch students)

Kritische theorie 10
René Girard over geweld, religie en mimetisch verlangen 10
Counter-Objectivities: Philosophy after the Object 10
Art and Aesthetics 10
Denkers van de dialoog: Levinas, Buber en Rosenzweig 10
Heidegger - van Dasein tot Kehre 10
Merleau-Ponty´s Political Thought 10
Hegels Rechtsfilosofie 10
Philosophy of History 10
Violence: Existential and Political Perspectives 10

Mandatory introductory courses (international students)

The mandatory course Continental Philosophy will be offered as a supervised literature study.

World Philosophies: Greek and Roman Antiquity 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Philosophy of Culture 5
Comparative Philosophy 5
History of Political Philosophy 5
Ethics 5
Academic Skills Philosophy I 5

Advanced seminars (international students)

Counter-Objectivities: Philosophy after the Object 10
Art and Aesthetics 10
Philosophy of History 10
Violence: Existential and Political Perspectives 10
Merleau-Ponty´s Political Thought 10

Law

Philosophy of Law

Students preparing for the MA specialisation Philosophy of Law who must complete a pre-master's of 60 EC's follow seven mandatory courses (35 EC) and one optional course (5 EC). They select two advanced seminars (20 EC) from the list below.

Timeschedules

The pre-master's courses are part of the BA Filosofie: Standaardtraject and/or the BA Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives. Timeschedules are to be found through the links at the right-hand side of this page. For the introductory and optional courses see under first-year and second-year courses; for the advanced seminars see under third-year courses.

Please note

As from September 2020 the MA specialisation Philosophy of Law will be ended as it currently exist and will be replaced by the specialisation Philosophy of Law, Governance, and Politics. The pre-master's programme that prepares for this specialisation will remain unchanged.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory introductory courses (Dutch students)

Griekse en Romeinse filosofie 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Ethiek (Filosofie) 5
Politieke filosofie 5
History of Political Philosophy 5
Epistemologie 5
Academische vaardigheden Filosofie I 5

Optional courses (Dutch students)

Logica 5
Wetenschapsfilosofie 5
Cultuurfilosofie 5
Comparative Philosophy 5
Medieval Philosophy 5
Continentale filosofie 5

Advanced seminars (Dutch students)

Metaethics 10
Recht en het individu 10
Rawls' Theory of Justice 10
Kritische theorie 10
Aristoteles Ethica Nicomachea 10
Kant's Moral Philosophy 10
Hegels Rechtsfilosofie 10
Merleau-Ponty´s Political Thought 10
Environmental Philosophy 10
Morele psychologie 10

Mandatory introductory courses (international students)

World Philosophies: Greek and Roman Antiquity 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Political Philosophy 5
History of Political Philosophy 5
Ethics 5
Epistemology 5
Academic Skills Philosophy I 5

Optional courses (international students)

Logic 5
Philosophy of Science 5
Philosophy of Culture 5
Comparative Philosophy 5
Medieval Philosophy 5

Advanced seminars (international students)

Metaethics 10
Rawls' Theory of Justice 10
Merleau-Ponty´s Political Thought 10
Kant's Moral Philosophy 10
Environmental Philosophy 10

Natural Sciences

Philosophy of Natural Sciences

Students preparing for the MA Philosophy of Natural Sciences who must complete a pre-master's of 60 EC's follow six mandatory courses (30 EC) and two optional courses (10 EC). They select two advanced seminars (20 EC) from the list below.

Timeschedules

The pre-master's courses are part of the BA Filosofie: Standaardtraject and/or the BA Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives. Timeschedules are to be found through the links at the right-hand side of this page. For the introductory and optional courses see under first-year and second-year courses; for the advanced seminars see under third-year courses.

Please note

As from September 2020 the MA specialisation Philosophy of Natural Sciences will be ended. The last possible starting date for this specialisation is February 2020.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory introductory courses (Dutch students)

History of Modern Philosophy 5
Metafysica 5
Logica 5
Wetenschapsfilosofie 5
Taalfilosofie 5
Epistemologie 5

Optional courses (Dutch students)

Griekse en Romeinse filosofie 5
Ethiek (Filosofie) 5
Philosophy of Mind 5
Cultuurfilosofie 5
Comparative Philosophy 5

Advanced seminars (Dutch students)

Reading Avicenna in Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Philosophy: Avicennan Metaphysics in its Medieval Context 10
Logic and Phenomenology 10
Metaethics 10
Kripke's Naming and Necessity 10
Past, Present and Future: The Philosophy of Time 10

Mandatory introductory courses (international students)

The mandatory courses Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language will be offered as a supervised literature study.

History of Modern Philosophy 5
Logic 5
Philosophy of Science 5
Epistemology 5

Optional courses (international students)

World Philosophies: Greek and Roman Antiquity 5
Philosophy of Culture 5
Comparative Philosophy 5
Ethics 5

Advanced seminars (international students)

Reading Avicenna in Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Philosophy: Avicennan Metaphysics in its Medieval Context 10
Logic and Phenomenology 10
Metaethics 10
Kripke's Naming and Necessity 10
Past, Present and Future: The Philosophy of Time 10

Political Science

Philosophy of Political Science

Students preparing for the MA Philosophy of Political Science who must complete a pre-master's of 60 EC's follow seven mandatory courses (35 EC) and one optional course (5 EC). They select two advanced seminars (20 EC) from the list below.

Timeschedules

The pre-master's courses are part of the BA Filosofie: Standaardtraject and/or the BA Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives. Timeschedules are to be found through the links at the right-hand side of this page. For the introductory and optional courses see under first-year and second-year courses; for the advanced seminars see under third-year courses.

Please note

As from September 2020 the MA specialisation Philosophy of Political Science will be ended as it currently exist and will be replaced by the specialisation Philosophy of Law, Governance, and Politics. The pre-master's programme that prepares for this specialisation will remain unchanged.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory introductory courses (Dutch students)

Griekse en Romeinse filosofie 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Ethiek (Filosofie) 5
Politieke filosofie 5
History of Political Philosophy 5
Epistemologie 5
Academische vaardigheden Filosofie I 5

Optional courses (Dutch students)

Logica 5
Wetenschapsfilosofie 5
Cultuurfilosofie 5
Comparative Philosophy 5
Medieval Philosophy 5
Continentale filosofie 5

Advanced seminars (Dutch students)

Metaethics 10
Kritische theorie 10
Rawls' Theory of Justice 10
Recht en het individu 10
Aristoteles Ethica Nicomachea 10
Kant's Moral Philosophy 10
Hegels Rechtsfilosofie 10
Merleau-Ponty´s Political Thought 10
Morele psychologie 10
Environmental Philosophy 10

Mandatory introductory courses (international students)

World Philosophies: Greek and Roman Antiquity 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Political Philosophy 5
History of Political Philosophy 5
Ethics 5
Epistemology 5
Academic Skills Philosophy I 5

Optional courses (international students)

Logic 5
Philosophy of Science 5
Philosophy of Culture 5
Comparative Philosophy 5
Medieval Philosophy 5

Advanced seminars (international students)

Metaethics 10
Rawls' Theory of Justice 10
Kant's Moral Philosophy 10
Merleau-Ponty´s Political Thought 10
Environmental Philosophy 10

Psychology

Philosophy of Psychology

Students preparing for the MA Philosophy of Psychology who must complete a pre-master's of 60 EC's follow six mandatory courses (30 EC) and two optional courses (10 EC). They select two advanced seminars (20 EC) from the list below.

Timeschedules

The pre-master's courses are part of the BA Filosofie: Standaardtraject and/or the BA Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives. Timeschedules are to be found through the links at the right-hand side of this page. For the introductory and optional courses see under first-year and second-year courses; for the advanced seminars see under third-year courses.

Please note

As from September 2020 the MA specialisation Philosophy of Psychology will be ended. The last possible starting date for this specialisation is February 2020.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory introductory courses (Dutch students)

History of Modern Philosophy 5
Metafysica 5
Wetenschapsfilosofie 5
Philosophy of Mind 5
Taalfilosofie 5
Epistemologie 5

Optional courses (Dutch students)

Griekse en Romeinse filosofie 5
Logica 5
Ethiek (Filosofie) 5
Politieke filosofie 5
Cultuurfilosofie 5
Comparative Philosophy 5
Filosofie en religie: water en vuur? 5

Advanced seminars (Dutch students)

Reading Avicenna in Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Philosophy: Avicennan Metaphysics in its Medieval Context 10
Logic and Phenomenology 10
Metaethics 10
Kripke's Naming and Necessity 10
Past, Present and Future: The Philosophy of Time 10
Morele psychologie 10
Aristoteles Ethica Nicomachea 10

Mandatory introductory courses (international students)

The mandatory courses Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Mind will be offered as a supervised literature study.

History of Modern Philosophy 5
Philosophy of Science 5
Epistemology 5

Optional courses (international students)

World Philosophies: Greek and Roman Antiquity 5
Logic 5
Political Philosophy 5
Philosophy of Culture 5
Comparative Philosophy 5

Advanced seminars (international students)

Reading Avicenna in Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Philosophy: Avicennan Metaphysics in its Medieval Context 10
Logic and Phenomenology 10
Metaethics 10
Kripke's Naming and Necessity 10
Past, Present and Future: The Philosophy of Time 10

World Traditions

Philosophy in World Traditions

The MA specialisation Philosophy in World Traditions starts per 1 September 2020.

Students preparing for the specialisation Philosophy in World Traditions of the MA Philosophy 120 EC who must complete a pre-master's of 60 EC's follow nine mandatory introductory courses (45 EC in total), and they select one optional course (5 EC) and one advanced seminar (10 EC) from the list below.

Timeschedules

The pre-master's courses are part of the BA Filosofie: Standaardtraject and/or the BA Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives. Timeschedules are to be found through the links at the right-hand side of this page. For the introductory and optional courses see under first-year and second-year courses; for the advanced seminars see under third-year courses.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory introductory courses (Dutch students)

Griekse en Romeinse filosofie 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Ethiek (Filosofie) 5
Cultuurfilosofie 5
World Philosophies: China 5
World Philosophies: India 5
World Philosophies: Middle East 5
History of Political Philosophy 5
Academische vaardigheden Filosofie I 5

Mandatory introductory courses (international students)

World Philosophies: Greek and Roman Antiquity 5
History of Modern Philosophy 5
Philosophy of Culture 5
World Philosophies: China 5
World Philosophies: India 5
World Philosophies: Middle East 5
Ethics 5
History of Political Philosophy 5
Academic Skills Philosophy I 5

Optional courses (Dutch and international students)

Language and Thought 5
Concepts of Selfhood 5

Advanced seminars (Dutch and international students)

Non-Duality in Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Buddhism 10
Intercultural Philosophical Hermeneutics 10
Feminist Theories in Chinese and Japanese Philosophy 10

Info

Inleiding Structuur pre-master Toelating en inschrijving Contact

Inleiding

De pre-master Philosophy (120 EC) biedt een voorbereiding op de MA Philosophy (120 EC). Deze tweejarige masteropleiding is bedoeld voor studenten met een bachelordiploma in een niet-wijsgerige opleiding die geïnteresseerd zijn in een filosofische reflectie op dat wetenschapsgebied. Mogelijke aandachtspunten zijn de grondslagen, de geschiedenis en de methodologie van het vakgebied, de samenhang daarvan met aanpalende vakgebieden, de ethische implicaties van wetenschappelijke ontwikkelingen op het vakgebied en de ethiek van de beroepspraktijk. In deze masteropleiding worden cursussen filosofie gecombineerd met mastercursussen uit het vakgebied waarin ook de bacheloropleiding is gevolgd.

Studenten die belangstelling hebben voor de MA Philosophy (120 EC) kunnen na hun bacheloropleiding het pre-masterprogramma filosofie volgen, dat samen met een bachelordiploma in het wetenschapsgebied toegang geeft tot de MA Philosophy (120 EC). Studenten kunnen desgewenst onderdelen van de pre-master die als keuzevakken beschikbaar zijn, opnemen in de keuzeruimte van hun bacheloropleiding, zodat nog maar 30 EC aan extra studiepunten moet worden behaald.

Omdat een derde deel (40 EC) van de MA Philosophy (120 EC) bestaat uit MA-cursussen in het wetenschapsgebied waartoe de afgeronde bacheloropleiding behoort, kiezen de meeste studenten er voor twee masteropleidingen te volgen: een master in het wetenschapsgebied en de MA Philosophy (120 EC). Een deel van de cursussen in het wetenschapsgebied (40 EC) wordt ook opgenomen in de MA Philosophy (120 EC).

Specialisaties MA Philosophy (120 EC)

  • Philosophy of Humanities

  • Philosophy of Law

  • Philosophy of Natural Sciences

  • Philosophy of Political Science

  • Philosophy of Psychology

Structuur pre-master

De pre-master Philosophy heeft een omvang van 60 EC en bestaat uit een selectie van onderdelen van het bachelorprogramma Filosofie (standaardtraject). De samenstelling van de pre-master is afhankelijk van de beoogde specialisatie in de MA Philosophy (120 EC).

  • verplichte inleidende cursussen (elk 5 EC, niveau 100-200)

  • cursus(sen) naar keuze (elk 5 EC, niveau 100-200)

  • BA3-cursussen naar keuze uit een geselecteerd aanbod (elk 10 EC, niveau 300-400).

De verplichte, inleidende cursussen en de keuzevakken (niveau 100-200) worden geselecteerd uit het eerste en tweede jaar van de bacheloropleiding Filosofie (standaardtraject).

De twee BA3-cursussen worden gekozen uit een geselecteerd aanbod van cursussen uit de BA Filosofie die het meest relevant zijn voor de beoogde specialisatie van de MA Philosophy (120 EC). Dit betreft een jaarlijks wisselend aanbod. In voorkomende gevallen kan – met toestemming van de coördinator – een keuze worden gemaakt voor een andere cursus.

Toelating en inschrijving

Studenten kunnen alleen worden ingeschreven voor de pre-master nadat zij een toelatingsverzoek hebben ingediend voor de MA Philosophy 120 EC, en de toelatingscommissie heeft besloten dat zij kunnen worden toegelaten onder voorwaarde dat eerst een pre-masterprogramma wordt afgerond. De pre-master kan worden gestart per september of per februari van elk academisch jaar. Na afronding van de master ontvangt de student een definitief toelatingsbesluit. Voor meer informatie over de toelatingsprocedure, zie www.mastersinleiden.nl

Collegegeld

Studenten die na een afgeronde bacheloropleiding een pre-master volgen, betalen per studiepunt als de omvang van het programma minder is dan 45 EC. Bij een programma van 45 EC of meer, dan betaal je het wettelijk collegegeld. Zie voor meer informatie de studentenwebsite.

Toelating en inschrijving

Voor informatie over inschrijving kunt u terecht bij de studiecoördinator van de opleiding Filosofie.