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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two-year research Master's programme in Philosophy, Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS


The Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands is looking forward to 
applications for its two-year Research Master?s programme in Philosophy.

Philosophy has a unique role within contemporary society. Unlike other 
academic disciplines, its subject matter is not limited to one set of 
questions, or one domain of investigation. Philosophers poke their noses 
into all aspects of science and society. In order to do this, they must 
possess two essential skills, namely the ability to analyse complex issues 
logically and conceptually and the ability to document their conclusions 
in clear and persuasive language. Such skills are not innate. They require 
intensive training.

The Research Master?s programme in Philosophy in Nijmegen constitutes the 
first professional step towards the acquisition of these skills. It is 
meant for students of proven ability who wish to prepare for an academic 
career in philosophy.

We do this by providing
- A combination of internationally acclaimed research and excellent teaching
- A broad range of specialisations and a big offer of research seminars in the history of 
philosophy, continental philosophy and analytic philosophy
- An emphasis on the training of research skills
- A personal supervisor who guides the student throughout the programme
- An excellent preparation for post-graduate life by means of the specialized character of the 
Research Master thesis, which is composed of a publishable article and of a PhD research proposal. 
So far, the majority of our graduates have obtained a PhD position in the Netherlands or abroad. 
The others have found employment in politics, administration, journalism and education
- An international climate

There are limited places available in the fields of:
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Language & Logic
- Metaphysics & Epistemology
- Philosophical Anthropology
- Social & Political Philosophy
- Philosophical Ethics
- History of Philosophy

Candidates can enter the programme in the Autumn semester (starting in 
September) or in the Spring semester (starting in February). In order to 
be admitted to the programme for the Spring semester 2013, please apply 
before the 1st of December, 2012 (extended deadline).

Please consult our website for more information about the Research Master, 
and for more details about the application procedure: 

Or contact our programme coordinator, Dr. C.R. Palmerino: 

dr. Carla Rita Palmerino
Center for the History of Philosophy and Science
Faculty FTR, Radboud University Nijmegen
Po Box 9103
6500HD Nijmegen