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Bachelor'sPhilosophy, Politics and Society

Are you interested in how our thinking about the world helps shape the world? If you are fascinated by the ideas that determine the course of humanity, then Philosophy, Politics and Society might be the perfect fit for you.

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Something for you?

  • An issue-oriented philosophy programme
  • Bachelor programme fully taught in English
  • An international community of staff and students
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission and application
The classes are small, which is nice because it is less overwhelming and more personal.
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What will you learn

The first year consists of four extensive introductory courses on the rich history of Western philosophy, four systematic courses on political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics & philosophical anthropology, and the philosophy of science plus four courses that teach you academic skills and methods.
Your second and third year are organised around modules that consist of three courses each. Modules focus on specific themes including global justice, human rights, digital technology and ecological challenges. You select the modules that best suit your interests from a wide selection. You also write your Bachelor's thesis in your third year.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

A combination of a PPS Bachelor's and a Master's tailored to your interests gives you access to a range of fields and professions. Studying philosophy is excellent preparation for a career in policy analysis, journalism, politics, consultancy, public administration, or government. For your future employers, think of:

  • Local, national, and international governments
  • Businesses varying from start-ups to multinationals
  • NGOs and charity organizations
  • Media organizations
  • Think tanks and institutes for policy analysis
  • Education and academic research

Career prospects depend on your Master's. Most students apply for a Master's programme after obtaining their Bachelor's degree. Your career options depend on the specialisation you choose.

Career prospects

Questions about this programme?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Bachelor's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.