Research Master's in Philosophy

Philosophical research is work that requires intense and extensive training. When you pursue a career in academic philosophy the ideal place to acquire that training is our Research Master in Philosophy. The programme offers eight specialisations and was ranked Best Programme in the Keuzegids Masters 2018.

  • History of Philosophy

    There is an English-taught Master’s programme that is offered in Nijmegen that is called History of Philosophy. This is a Master’s specialisation that focuses on the entire history of philosophy, from antiquity to modern times.

  • Metaphysics and Epistemology

    In this English-taught Master’s specialisation of the Philosophy Research Master’s programme you will study ancient fundamental questions about ’existence’, the relationship between language and truth, and the essence of reality.

  • Philosophical Anthropology

    In this English-taught Master’s specialisation of the Philosophy Research Master’s programme you will explore philosophical questions about the nature of man from the perspective of European philosophy (also known as continental philosophy).

  • Philosophical Ethics

    In this English-taught Master’s specialisation of the Philosophy Research Master’s programme you will study moral conflicts and ethical issues in contemporary Western culture. There will ultimately be an emphasis on the hermeneutic perspective.

  • Philosophy 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.

  • Philosophy of Mind

    In this specialisation of the Philosophy Research Master’s programme you will use contemporary analytical philosophical methods and explore explicit connections to developments in cognitive neuroscience and linguistics.

  • Philosophy of Religion

    The specialisation in Philosophy of Religion explores both classical questions concerning religion, such as the problem of evil, the conceptualization of faith and religious practices, and the issues of religious pluralism and (in)tolerance.

  • Social and Political Philosophy

    Studying Social and Political Philosophy means studying ‘the political' as an essential but conflict-ridden aspect of the human condition, and how politics is a way of coping with the issues resulting from this.