The Research Master's Programme Philosophy takes two years of full-time study to complete and has a 120 EC study load consisting of 7 components. Please refer to the programme book (the 22-23 Programmebook will be available in June 2022) as a supplement to the student website and as a guide during your first weeks of the academic year.


  • The Course planner contains an overview of the courses with which you can complete your study programme's exam requirements. It also includes useful information about individual courses: Start year 2022-2023
  • Below you will find a detailed description of your curriculum.

Your mentor and/or the programme coordinator are available if you require assistance selecting your courses. As a student of this programme, you may also take the supplementary course Academic Writing in English

Course components


Study abroad

Students who study abroad in an approved programme substitute 30 EC of “Across the Border” for the following items from the non-study-abroad programme: 

The components with “Across the Border” are as follows:

Core Curriculum Required 25 EC
Topics Seminars Restricted choice 10 EC
Electives Choice 10 EC
Interdisciplinary Research Area Restricted choice    5 EC
Research School Seminar Required   5 EC
Tutorial  Required    5 EC
Study Abroad Choice  30 EC
Thesis Required 30 EC

Exam requirements

When you start this programme, you will be registered for its exam programme. This is a 'translation' of the exam requirements described in the Education and Examination Regulations.In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet the exam requirements.

Study Progress Report (SPR)

Your study progress report lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your study progress report in OSIRIS > tab Progress.