Philosophy of a specific discipline

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Do you study psychology, physics, history, or… and are you interested in philosophical questions concerning your discipline? This master's degree programme broadens and enriches your knowledge!

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60823
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

You transcend your own discipline by acquiring knowledge of philosophy in relation to it. In this two-year master's programme (120 EC), you combine your own master's programme (60 EC) with a philosophy programme (60 EC).

The programme involves a compulsory course in the philosophy of science in which you reflect on the development of scientific theories. In addition, you select three philosophy courses with a connection to your own field, and follow two 'tutorials': courses consisting of seminars only in which you acquire in-depth knowledge of subjects that interest you.

In some cases, you can partly determine the content yourself. You also follow colloquia: lectures relevant to your area of specialization, on which you write reports that translate the scientific context to philosophical or public ones. You finish your master by writing a philosophical thesis on a subject relating to your own discipline. By these means you learn how to think philosophically about your field.

Waarom aan de RUG?

awardNVAO beoordeling goed
2013
Results of the National Student Assessment (NSE) show that our students are very satisfied with the contents of our programmes and that they value the expertise of our teaching staff. Small-scale classes and a friendly, informal setting enhance contacts between our staff and students. In reviews of the Keuzegids Universiteiten and in the Higher Education Review of Dutch University Faculties, our faculty was rated number one by both students and professors year after year - and second-best twice.

Studieprogramma

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1e jaar
periode
Philosophy of Science: Feyerabend
Two elective course units in the cluster of the scientific discipline
One elective course unit within or outside the cluster
Two tutorials
Course units from the Master's programme in the scientific discipline
2e jaar
periode
Course units from the Master's programme in the scientific discipline
Colloquia
Master's thesis

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
50% theorie
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
literature study, research, lecture, individual assignment, seminar

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

11 studenten volgen deze opleiding
0% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2017
?% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

STUFF
STUFF is the social network of all philosophy students of the University of Groningen.
STUFF organizes philosophical activities, like lectures and debates and trips to foreign universities as well as many social happenings such as monthly meetings at a local café, (theme) parties, competitions etc.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Albert Thie
The enthusiasm and knowledgeability of the staff was incredibly inspiring

Already during my bachelor studies in Artificial Intelligence I found myself wondering more and more about the underlying assumptions in the practice of science. I was able to follow the master's Philosophy of a Specific Discipline along the AI master's, which greatly helped me in my studies.

The enthusiasm and knowledgeability of the staff was incredibly inspiring and drove me to discover and learn many interesting things...


lees verder ...
From Minor via Bachelor to Master

I started studying psychology four years ago. In clinical courses, we use a thick manual for diagnosing mental illnesses, the DSM-V. By applying diagnostic criteria, we separate the normal from the abnormal. I asked myself: Is this a reflection of reality or are we creating a reality here? And what does this say about the concept of 'being normal' ? Answering one question leads to another. I was disappointed that we weren't guided in reflection on such questions in the psychology programme.

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Conversations with her introduced me to elementary philosophical questions concerning 'the being of things' (ontology) and 'the knowing of things' (epistemology). “You should do a Minor in Philosophy!” was her advice to me. And so I did. The courses involved: From Ancient to Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Reasoning and Arguing. It was an extensive and inspiring set of courses to build a philosophical foundation.Those six months have been very instructive and challenging to me, but I also made new friends. The Faculty of Philosophy is small and so it is easy to contact others. Conversations with fellow students come about spontaneously. Sometimes I found myself standing near the coffee machine talking to one of the lecturers about all kinds of things. When I learned that the Minor can be extended to a Bachelor Philosophy of a Specific Discipline, I decided to do that too, and enjoyed it very much. To acquire the bachelor's degree, I only had to do an extra 30 EC, in part by writing a Bachelor thesis. At last I could unravel the usage of diagnostic criteria to my heart's content.I currently follow the Master's programme Philosophy of a Specific Discipline, which means that I study Clinical Psychology and Philosophy simultaneously. I value being able to select your own set of courses in order to tackle the philosophical questions you encounter in your own discipline. I think it's important to have gumption when you choose this programme. I warmly recommend it to anyone who wants to enrich their knowledge. The options are very diverse, and along the way you learn to write well and think critically. And, although new questions still pop up regularly, I now feel that I'm in the right place AND learning what I want to learn!


lees verder ...
Maarten Meijer
afgestudeerd in 2019 werkzaam als promovendus bij RUG
This programme grants students the freedom and tools to read, think and write more carefully about intellectual and moral questions

“An unexamined life is not worth living!” This is a harsh statement the Greek philosopher Socrates is said to have uttered towards the end of his life, whilst being under trial for 'poisoning' the Athenian youth with his ideas. During my Bachelor and Master, I have been fortunate to enjoy the dynamic and rewarding study environment of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen. Poisoned I have been, and happily so!

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Like its equivalent on the Bachelor level, the Master of Philosophy of a Specific Discipline grants students the freedom and tools to read, think and write more carefully about the intellectual and moral questions they are troubled by. This freedom and challenge to think is for example evident during the Master’s particularly rewarding tutorial-phase, which is comprised of a handful of series of one-on-one meetings where a student picks a theme, idea or author to explore together with a staff member with relevant expertise.Studying has become much more rewardingOften during my studies in International Relations at the Faculty of Arts I found myself thinking back on a particular text or conversation I have enjoyed during my studies in philosophy, or found myself looking forward to my classes at the Faculty of Philosophy in order to obtain a fresh and ofttimes challenging perspective on an idea that would not be problematized during my primary studies. Studying – and, indeed, life – has become much more rewarding through my experiences at the Faculty of Philosophy.Is an unexamined life, then, not worth living? Perhaps I would not go as far as Socrates. I definitely would, however, exclaim with equal force and conviction: an unexamined study career is not worth studying! And for this, you will not find a better place than the Faculty of Philosophy.


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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15/26 Radboud Universiteit
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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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16/26 Radboud Universiteit
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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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100% Nederlandstalig
17/26 Radboud Universiteit
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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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18/26 Radboud Universiteit
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€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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19/26 Amsterdam UVA
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Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

There are lots of opportunities for philosophy graduates. They are good at distinguishing central issues from tangential ones and at analyzing problems sharply and clearly. They are creative, have a critical attitude, excellent communicative skills and awareness of the moral consequences of their actions. All of these skills improve your chances on the job market. Philosophers find jobs in education, research and politics. They also become policy makers in companies and government institutions.

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