The first year of the programme consists of required and elective courses.
- History of the Natural Sciences (FI-MHPSHNS)
- Philosophy of Science (FI-MHPSPS)
- History of the Humanities (OGMV05006).
Students will generally be expected to take at least 30 EC from the list primary optional, which cover a wide range of topics in the history and philosophy of science, mathematics, medicine, social sciences and humanities. Students can also take a secondary optional course from another Master's programme. It is also possible to include relevant courses from other universities, after consulting the study advisor.
This is the complete list of primary optional courses in academic year 2017-18:.
- FRRMV17003 Topics in Philosophy of Language and Logic (5 EC)
- WBMV05003 Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (7.5 EC)
- FI-MHPSSP Science and the Public (7.5 EC)
- FI-MHPSFST Philosophy of Space and Time (7.5 EC)
- FFRMV17006 Topics in German Idealism: Realism and Idealism
- FRRMV17007 Topics in Philosophy of Mind (5 EC)
- 201600160 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (5 EC)
- RGMAWE100 Law as an academic discipline (7.5 EC)
- FI-MHPSTOP Special Topic #1 (2.5 EC)
- FI-MHPSFQM Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (7.5 EC)
- FI-MHPSDM Science and the Dilemmas of Modernity (7.5 EC)
- FI-MHPSPLS Philosophy of the Modern Life Sciences (7.5 EC)
- FRRMV16014 History and Philosophy of Objectivity (5 EC)
- BMB507812 History of the Medical Sciences (7.5 EC)
- FA-332 Verslaving en verslavingsmiddelen (7.5 EC)
- WISB382 Geschiedenis van de wiskunde (7.5 EC)
- B-B3GESB05 Geschiedenis en Filosofie van de Biologie (7.5 EC)
- NS-361B Geschiedenis van de Moderne Natuurkunde (7.5 EC)
- FRRMV16015 20th century German Philosophy (Habermas) (5 EC)
- FRRMV16020 Current Issues in Analytic Philosophy (5 EC)
- WBMV13005 Logic and Computation (7.5 EC)
- FI-MHPSPSI Professional Skills and Identity (3.75 EC)
- FI-MSECSS Science in Society (3.75 EC)
- FI-MHPSTOP Special Topic #2 (2.5 EC)
- WISM481 Research Seminar History of Mathematics (7.5 EC)
- FI-MHPSTUT Tutorial HPS (7.5 EC)
- FFRMV17009 Tutorial Philosophy (5, 7,5 or 10 EC)