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 factsheet as a supplement to the student website.


  • 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 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 CurriculumRequired25 EC
Topics SeminarsRestricted choice10 EC
ElectivesChoice10 EC
Interdisciplinary Research AreaRestricted choice   5 EC
Research School SeminarRequired  5 EC
Tutorial Required   5 EC
Study AbroadChoice 30 EC
ThesisRequired30 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.

Making a change

In your report you can check if all your achieved results have been properly recorded and are listed under the correct heading. If you find any results under 'Other' that you would like to include in your study programme, or if you have other changes to make, follow these steps:

  • Go to Osiris Student > Cases > My cases > Start a new case by using the plus icon in the bottom right corner. 
  • A new window will open. Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off for the new window to open. 
  • Choose Request Board of Examiners. Select case type Approval courses UU or SVO changes.