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Philosophy (60 EC): Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Structure of the programme

The MA programme (60 EC): Philosophy, Politics and Economics consists of the following components:

Core Seminar (10 EC)

Students complete one compulsory core seminar on philosophical foundations of politics and economy.

Optional Courses (in total 30 EC)

Students select three optional courses. The optional courses of the programme focus on different philosophical perspectives oon politics and the economy.

Master’s thesis, thesis seminar, and exam (20 EC)

The MA programme will be concluded by a master’s thesis of 20 EC. Your master’s thesis is an independent academic contribution exploring philosophical perspectives on politics and the economy. Students follow the compulsory thesis seminar during the semester in which the thesis is being written. Before graduation students sit for a final exam for which they defend their thesis.

Further information

Additional information concerning objectives of the programme, master’s thesis and requirements for graduation is availabe at MA Philosophy 60 EC, 2017-2018.

Please note that the name of the specialisation will change to Philosophical Perspectives on Politics and the Economy, effective September 1, 2018.


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Core seminar

Students follow the mandatory core seminar in their first semester.

Politics and Economy: Philosophical Foundations 10

Optional courses

Students select three optional courses, two in their first semester and one in their second semester.

Freedom or Equality? 10
World Capitalism and its Critics 10
Cosmopolitics 10
Democracy and its Discontents 10
Distributive Justice and Political Economy 10
Power and Resistance 10


Students may choose to replace one of the three optional courses (10 EC) by an internship.

Internship (MA Philosophy) 10

MA Thesis

Students follow the mandatory thesis seminar during the semester in which the thesis is being written.

Thesis Seminar Philosophy (Fall) 0
Thesis Seminar Philosophy (Spring) 0
MA Thesis Philosophy 20