Study a Master in Theology, Philosophy, or Culture Studies
Profit from a multidisciplinary program in small classes with lecturers from different departments, in which you will debate societal issues and developments, discovering new insights on theology, philosophy, and society.
Christianity and Society
Reflect critically on Christianity in the public space and the tensions that arise in the dialogue with modern society and world religions. The program links theological and religious sources of the past with current social, economic and political issues. Special attention is given to Catholic Social Thought, which deals with issues such as the relation between religion and state, and the contribution of capitalism to justice and happiness.
Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges
Study philosophical and ethical issues that arise with respect to populism, migration, terrorism, inequality, sustainability, and the role that science and technology play in our society. In doing so, you develop crucial skills that enable you to think critically, conceptualize things clearly, and argue convincingly, each of which is a valuable asset in today’s job market.
Philosophy of Data and Digital Society
Datafication and digitalization are transforming our world into a digital society. Examine the impact of this radical change in various domains of life. Reflect on fundamental ethical, epistemological and political questions that arise from this, and learn how to shape a morally acceptable digital social world. This program can also be followed part-time. Philosophy of Data and Digital Society is a track of the MA Philosophy.
Philosophy of Humanity and Culture
Study modern European philosophical traditions and classics. You learn to pose fundamental questions, analyze key theories and apply critical thought to the understanding of contemporary art, culture and media society. The knowledge and insights you acquire in this track is the best foundation for a career in philosophy, writing, journalism, teaching or research.
Philosophy of Mind and Psychology
Take a philosophical approach to understand the human psyche. Delve into philosophical texts and reflect on theories and findings from other relevant disciplines - such as psychology, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence - to gain more insights into mental phenomena, such as ‘emotions’, ‘intelligence’ and ‘cognition’, as well as moral and existential questions.
Approaching health and medicine from an interdisciplinary humanities perspective, this program will enable you to critically analyze current healthcare and contribute to its improvement.
Management of Cultural Diversity
Become an expert in managing a culturally diverse workforce within companies and organizations. Work on policies solving important societal challenges, such as equal opportunities in the labor market and the participation of refugees in society. Learn to develop cooperation strategies for the customers of organizations, and for citizens with diverse life-styles, identities, orientations, and world views.
Art and Media Studies
Focuses on artistic and creative practices and aesthetic concepts that can be found online as well as offline. In this track you will:
- Gain knowledge on artistic practices and their contributions to the democratic, digital and mediatized public sphere.
- Combine cultural studies and media studies, enabling you to analyze and understand artistic and cultural performances in online and offline contexts, and to communicate about them professionally.
- Become prepared for jobs in the cultural field, such as cultural organisations, news and media environments, and with museums and event organizers.
Digital Culture Studies
Focuses on how digitalization affects our cultures. In this research-oriented track you will:
- Analyze the way new technologies and modes of social interaction re-arrange and innovate how we relate to others.
- Study how these phenomena change our identities, communities and norms for conduct. And learn about the inclusionary and exclusionary effects in contemporary digital culture, as well as their impact on social structure.
- Become prepared for a career in - among others - journalism, new media and creative industries, academia and policy-making.
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