Secondary education teacher training of the first degree in Philosophy

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.06 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 11.7 k / Year(s)  
80 place StudyQA ranking:4795 Duration:24 months

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Are you a talented philosophy student, wishing to pursue an academic career in philosophy? The Research Master programme in Groningen is your entrance key to the world of research in philosophy.

The programme provides you with the opportunity to develop your research interests and skills in one of the leading Philosophy programmes in continental Europe. Distinguishing aspects of this degree are its interdisciplinary approach and an emphasis on analytical skills. The programme consists of two years, including coursework, the writing of the thesis and of a research proposal.

This proposal can later be used to apply for a PhD position. At the start of the degree you will choose a specialization in History of Philosophy, Theoretical Philosophy or Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy. For the courses, you will focus on subjects within your chosen domain. You will get an overview of the central debates within this domain and learn to situate them in a wider context. You will learn to analyze complex arguments and to formulate your own views on philosophical problems and debates.

Please note

If you are a non-EU national (from a country outside of the European Union), extra requirements may apply

Job perspectives
Research Master's graduates often go on to do a PhD in philosophy. Other areas in which our students find work are education, journalism, the media, publishing, politics and policymaking.

* 1st year The core curriculum of this Master consists of three courses devoted to philosophical methods and texts. The aim is to familiarize with pivotal texts in different areas of philosophy and to develop skills in different styles and methods. Each department offers four to six courses. You choose three courses within their own area of specialization and one from the other two areas. Each department offers tutorials on a particular subject. These tutorials are open to Research Master students only.


* 2nd year The thesis constitutes the culmination of the Research Master programme. It contains two parts: (i) an independent, publishable article (25 EC) , and (ii) a project proposal (5EC).



Specialisations / Tracks
* History of Philosophy (specialization)
* Moral and Political Philosophy (specialization)
* Logic, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (specialization)

Programme schedule
Courses year 1

* Core Issues (15 EC)
* Philosophical classics (10 EC)
* Specialization courses (20 EC)
* Research in practice I (5 EC)
* Elective (5 EC)
* Seminar (5 EC)

Courses year 2

* Research in practice II (5 EC)
* Term abroad (30 EC)
* RM thesis (25 EC)

Study abroad

* Study abroad is required
* Maximum of 30 EC

Term abroad is required only for Dutch students

Specific requirementsassessment interviewOnce we have received your application, the application fee and all required documents, the Admissions Board will evaluate your file. Applicants may subsequently be invited for an interview (possibly via Skype).grade averageAcademic transcript: We expect the applicant to have a mean score of 8 (corresponding roughly to an A in the US system) or better in the relevant upper division courses of their study programme (usually the second- and third-year courses of a Bachelor programme). If the programme involved a thesis, it must also have received at least an 8.Language testThis requirement does not apply if you: * are a native speaker and completed secondary education in any of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia * have completed your bachelor education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia * have an International Baccalaureate * have a European Baccalaureate diploma.previous educationWe expect a Bachelor's degree in philosophy, or a Bachelor's degree in the philosophy of a specific scientific discipline, or another Bachelor's degree which the Admissions Board considers to be equivalent.reference letterTwo reference letters: these letters should be written by instructors who know the student and who describe the student's past performance and academic promise.written requestMotivation letter: the student should explain why he or she wishes to take part in this particular programme, what he or she expects from the programme and what he or she wishes to achieve;other admission requirements * a copy of Bachelor diploma or proof of enrolment including expected graduation date; * a writing sample: this can be a student's Bachelor thesis or a paper he or she has written for a philosophy course; * a curriculum vitae. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92

The university is committed to recognizing excellence in academic achievement through offering a number of scholarships for international students and researchers. Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

Besides scholarships awarded by the University of Groningen, a number of grants awarded by the Dutch government, the EU and (inter)national organizations, such as World Bank or the Ford Foundation, can be used for study or research at the University of Groningen as well.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Dutch Government

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