Philosophy

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
What is consciousness? What is the relation between truth and democracy? If our world is mechanistic, how could chances ever exist?

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60822
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

Students will train the philosophical knowledge and skills they developed in their Bachelor's degree and are encouraged to engage in philosophical discussions at a deeper level during their Master's. The Master's in Philosophy therefore offers a highly individualized programme helping students to explore their options in philosophy after completion of the programme. The Master's is concluded with a thesis on a topic of your choice.

The Faculty of Philosophy is home to internationally renowned teaching staff who together with a diverse student body form a lively and stimulating close-knit philosophical community located in the city center of Groningen.

The Master's programme in Philosophy is offered both on a full-time and part-time basis.

Faculty scholarships

All non-EU/EEA master students registered at the Faculty of Philosophy receive a faculty scholarship covering 50% of the tuition fee in the first year subject to the Terms and conditions faculty scholarship. Admitted students from outside the EU/EEA can apply for the Holland Scholarship.

Waarom aan de RUG?

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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The programme comprises one year (60 ECTS). Students choose a coherent set of at least four courses within a specialization area (20 ECTS). Additionally, students can choose up to four courses of other specialization areas (20 ETCS). The programme is concluded with a thesis (20 ECTS).

You can choose one of the areas of specialization:
periode
1234
Philosophy Beyond Academia
5 EC
Four electives within area of specialisation
20 EC
Four electives within or outside area of specialisation
20 EC
Master thesis course and thesis
15 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy



specialisatie History of Philosophy



specialisatie Theoretical Philosophy



Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet70% zelfstudie
30% theorie
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, seminar, tutorial, self study
objectives
The main aim of the Master's programme in Philosophy is to teach students to think in an independent and critical way about fundamental questions in philosophy, in the sciences and in society. In the end, you will have advanced knowledge of the philosophical debates in your area of expertise. You have gained experience in meticulously reading philosophical texts. And you will be able to write clear and well-argued academic papers.
study guidance
The programme provides study support. Our international officer provides general information for international students. If you have any questions or problems you can always consult the study advisor. The study advisor can provide more detailed information about our programmes. He also monitors your study progress. You can also contact the study advisor in case of personal problems that affect your study performance. Students can make an appointment or drop by during consultation hours.
honours-/excellence program Honours Programme

The Honours College gives talented, motivated master students the opportunity to challenge themselves even more by offering a programme of 15 ECTS in addition to the Master's degree programme.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 februari 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Please note that application deadlines and entry requirements are based on your diploma qualification and not on your nationality.

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

41 studenten volgen deze opleiding
39% 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

studenten
The offer of courses in the Master's programme is very balanced.

I did my Master's programme in philosophy at the University of Groningen between September 2021 and June 2022. While studying during that year, I became aware of a few aspects of the programme which make me look back at my time in Groningen with great rejoice. I would like to share these things in order to hopefully describe just what it is that made this programme so enjoyable to me.

I particularly liked the variety presented in the courses provided, both in the sense of options, as well as the degree of variation with regard to the structure of these classes...
In my view, this creates a learning environment in which you are constantly challenged to think about issues in various ways, thus giving you a diversified set of tools in order to philosophize about whatever interests you. The elective courses are designed in order to encourage group-discussion and to learn about and from other students’ points of view, while also provoking you to think for yourself in the sense that your opinion is worth sharing and discussing. I felt the opportunities and safety needed in order to come to my own vision and share it with classmates, while never feeling like I couldn’t ask for support when things became too hard to figure out by myself. This applies both with regard to students and teachers, who presented themselves in an open and egalitarian manner. On top of this, I enjoyed the positive atmosphere and low threshold for approaching both students and lecturers. You can always knock on a teacher's door when you are in need of clarification concerning a course or difficult passage, if you haven't already met them in the canteen, that is. Finally, I was particularly satisfied with the overall setup of the Master thesis course, which is quite liberal in its design. You can choose both your subject and research-method independently, with a great degree of creative licence when it comes to writing and presenting your thesis. If you’d like to write a thesis that is heavily embedded in the academic field, that is possible. But it is also fine to take an approach more geared towards a broad public. In short, the Master’s programme at the University of Groningen is both challenging and comforting, while also providing you with philosophical knowledge that suits your interests and curiosities.


lees verder ...
Each professor is devoted to every discussion

In August 2015, I came to Groningen from Buenos Aires to start a Master in Philosophy at the UG. One of the things I appreciate most here is the fact that each professor is devoted to every discussion with true interest, putting their minds and passion in relation to authentic philosophical enquiry.The philosophical interests I have may differ a lot from the ones my fellow students have. This is not a problem: Groningen philosophy students are given freedom and are encouraged to follow their own interests, teachers offer advice and flexibility...
The city functions as an exchange field of information, connections, friendship and ideas: because of its medium size and its high amount of students you will receive a lot of unexpected interesting stimulus, not necessarily in relation to your academic background, which may inspire you.Even though you can speak English thanks to the fact that almost every Dutch person knows it very well as a second language, it’s worthwhile to pay some attention to the Dutch language. It has beautiful words that you may fall in love with. ‘Wijsbegeerte’ (a traditional way of saying Philosophy in Dutch), which can be translated, just like Philosophy, as “desire for wisdom”.


lees verder ...
Anna Herngreen
afgestudeerd in 2014
In het beleidsadvies heb ik veel aan de manier van denken die ik in mijn studie filosofie heb kunnen oefenen

Na mijn bachelor sociologie heb ik de switch gemaakt naar filosofie en ben ik afgestudeerd op het Groningse aardbevingendossier. Rond mijn afstuderen werd mij via via een vacature onder de neus geschoven en had ik vrijwel direct een baan – binnen twee maanden zat ik in Den Haag achter een bureau. In het beleidsadvies en procesmanagement heb ik veel aan de manier van denken die ik in mijn filosofiestudie heb kunnen oefenen: kwesties kritisch ontrafelen, analyseren en weer in elkaar puzzelen.

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/19 RUG
Filosofie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/19 RUG
Filosofie en maatschappij
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
60% Nederlandstalig
40% Engelstalig
3/19 Erasmus
Philosophy
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
41% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/19 Universiteit Leiden
Philosophy (60 ec)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/19 Universiteit Leiden
Philosophy of Knowledge
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/19 Universiteit Leiden
Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/19 Universiteit Leiden
Global and Comparative Philosophy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/19 Universiteit Leiden
Modern European Philosophy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/19 Universiteit Leiden
Moral and Political Philosophy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
6 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/19 Radboud Universiteit
Filosofie
star NVAO
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
11/19 Radboud Universiteit
fenomenologie, hermeneutiek en psychoanalyse
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
12/19 Radboud Universiteit
kritiek van de moderniteit
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
13/19 Radboud Universiteit
Filosofie van Taal en Cognitie
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
14/19 Amsterdam UVA
Philosophy
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
30% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/19 Amsterdam UVA
Filosofie (Wijsbegeerte)
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
10 eerstejaars
30% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
16/19 Tilburg University
Ethiek van Bedrijf en Organisatie
gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
17/19 Tilburg University
Philosophy of Humanity and Culture
gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
18/19 Tilburg University
Filosofie
star Elsevier
Keuzegids topopleiding 2018
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
61 eerstejaars
42% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
30% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
19/19 Tilburg University
Philosophy of Data and Digital Society
gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.14.0
inhoud4.04.0
docenten4.34.1
studiefaciliteiten3.73.7
studielast4.03.7
studiebegeleiding3.63.6
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Philosophy aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 16 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After finishing the Master's degree, many philosophers find work as educators, journalists, editors and policy advisors, both in business and at governmental agencies. It is also possible to become a researcher at the university or a private research institute.

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Contact

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For questions about admission

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