The most important and complex philosophical debates concern the foundations of human knowledge and morality. With this programme you obtain a thorough understanding of the debates on philosophical foundations, from a historical and a systematic point of view, you acquire the research skills needed to contribute to these debates, and learn to apply your knowledge to a wide range of themes. You are taught and supervised by excellent researchers at VU and abroad, and participate in current research projects.
Upon graduation, you are equipped with the necessary skill set, knowledge, and experience, to work as a researcher. You can either opt for an academic career and pursue a PhD or do research for, e.g., NGOs, press, or government.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.
With more than 23,000 students, of which 3300 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of major societal and scientific importance. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes reflecting a strong level of involvement in current societal issues: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, to engage with society and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world. In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.Contact Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam