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Humanities

Philosophy & Religion

BA Philosophy

3 years

€2083 pa

Programme profile


This is the programme for you, if you enjoy discussing topical issues in science and society and wan to know more about their historical context, or about alternative conceptions used in different cultures? The programme features Western philosophy as well as philosophies from India, East Asia, and the Arab world, making the programme unique in the Netherlands, and one of the few such programmes worldwide.

Note: if you need accommodation through the university's Housing Office, you mist apply by 01 May

Programme content


In Year 1, you will acquire the basics. Subjects include Ethics, Metaphysics, Arabic Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Epistemology, and Comparative Philosophy.

In Year 2 you will build on the foundation acquired in your first year. You will study subjects such as Chinese Philosophy, Concepts of Selfhood, and Political Philosophy. In your second you take taking a minor or elective courses at your own discretion, do an internship, or studying abroad.

In your third year you will take part in five advanced philosophy modules of your own choice, typically with student presentations and a final paper based on a research proposal of your own design. Writing your bachelor’s thesis in the final semester will be your capstone project.

Entry Requirements


Three A-Levels [Grade C or above preferred] plus 3 GCSEs [Grade C or above]

Six passes at Leaving Cert, inc 2 X H4

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No

Yes: Letter of Motivation

10 October

15 June