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Master's specialisationPhilosophy, Politics and Society

The Master's specialisation in Philosophy, Politics and Society focuses on contemporary philosophical debates in the domains of politics, science, and ecology. Can we trust politicians and scientists to solve the ecological crisis?

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Something for you?

  • The only Master's programme in the world in Philosophy, Politics and Society.
  • Topics directly related to pressing social issues and concrete policy dilemmas.
  • A great deal of attention paid to the different fields where philosophers can end up. 
  • This programme has an above-average score compared to the national average on three or more of the five core subjects  (Source: Keuzegids Masters 2024)
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements
This programme trains us to become a better link between academic and public philosophy.
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What will you learn

In this specialisation you will study questions related to the major political, ecological and scientific challenges of the future. These include questions that are political in nature: how can we solve global problems in a divided world? Fundamental questions about our relation to nature in the Anthropocene and questions about the status of science in society. You will also learn how to put your knowledge to good use when you venture out beyond the university.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

Graduates of the Master’s specialisation in Philosophy, Politics and Society have a wide range of options. Our aim is to train you for a career in journalism, politics, government, consultancy or education by giving you the skills to research and write independently. You do not just write academic papers, but actively train the skills required for a career in consultancy.

Dutch students who would like to become a teacher within the Netherlands, could continue to attain the academic teacher’s degree (Lerarenopleiding Mens- en Maatschappijwetenschappen), offered by the Radboud Teaching Academy.

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Of the graduates in the Master’s programme in Philosophy, 47% found a job within their field. The gross starting salary based on 32 hours a week is €2,350. (Source:, 2021)

Career prospects

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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.