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MasterPhilosophy of Language and Logic

In the master’s specialisation in Philosophy of Language and Logic you will explore the richness of language and communication from a social and evolutionary perspective.

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Admission requirements

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The Research Master prepares you for working in the academic field and doing research.
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What will you learn

Language is without doubt one of our most complex achievements, but at the end of the day, it’s all about what we do with it, how we use language to understand, comfort, criticise, and manipulate each other. Language is an immensely complicated tool for doing all these things, and more. We talk all the time. Language is our main form of social interaction. In the Master’s specialisation in Philosophy of Language and Logic you’ll explore the richness of language from a social and evolutionary perspective.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

This programme has been designed for people with the ambition to conduct philosophical research at a university. Graduates tend to fall into one of three groups:

  1. A majority of the students continue their research within academia by applying for a doctoral programme in the Netherlands or abroad. We take particular pride in the fact that more than 60 percent of our graduates manage to obtain a PhD position within two years of graduating.
  2. A second group goes on to teach philosophy at secondary schools.
  3. And a third group enters research-related professions outside of education.

Our graduates are also represented in journalism, science policy, and politics.

The reputation of Radboud University – and of the Philosophy Faculty in particular – will definitely serve you well whichever career path you choose.

After your studies


All of the research related to this specialisation is related to the section Philosophy of Mind and Language, which focusses on the context-dependence of the interpretation of linguistic and non-linguistic behaviour.

Thesis subjects in Philosophy of Language and Logic

Although many research master’s students choose a topic related to the research activities of the section Philosophy of Mind and Language, this is not mandatory.

Recent master’s theses were about the following themes:

  • Why don’t people lie more often?
  • The evolutionary origins of cooperation
  • Language and awareness
  • Language and the law
  • The evolution of shared meaning
  • Communication in chimpanzees
  • Everyday confabulation

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Tuitions & grants

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