The MA programme in Philosophy is characterised by a firm integration of historical and systematic approaches in philosophy and an emphasis on studying primary philosophical texts. This constantly links both historical scholarship and current philosophical debates.
The programme offers three specialisations.
The Leiden Institute for Philosophy represents a wide range of research interests, enabling students in the one-year MA Programme in Philosophy to take courses in
the History of Philosophy,
Philosophy of Science,
Philosophy of Mind and Cognition,
Ethics and Political Philosophy,
Philosophical Anthropology, and
The institute has strong international links with philosophy departments worldwide, resulting in an active programme of visiting scholars and lecturers.
The institute’s research programme ‘meets the highest international standards’, according to the latest external research assessment.
Accredited by the NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation)