Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges

Pre-Master’s program Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges

The pre-Master’s program in Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges is designed for international and Dutch students with (1) a university degree that does not entirely meet the entry requirements of the Master’s program, or (2) a relevant Dutch hbo degree.

Pre-Master's program

The pre-Masters’s program Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges is a half-year* program consisting of 30 ECTS.

  • You follow five courses* of 6 ECTS.
  • All courses are taught in English.
  • You can start at two entry moments: at the end of January (Spring semester) or at the end of August (Fall semester).
  • If you start the pre-Master's program at the end of August, you have the option to study part-time. In that case the pre-Master's program will take a full academic year*

* In case you have completed all components except for 1 course, you get the opportunity to complete that course (or an equivalent) in the next semester. If you study part-time, you get this opportunity in the next academic year. In both cases, you need to submit a request to the Examination Committee. This rule was established  to make sure that students finish the pre-Master’s program within a reasonable  time.

Tuition fees

Please consult the page about the tuition fee rates concerning the Weighted fees pre-Master. This rate is the same for EEA and non-EEA students.

Application and admission 

For more information about the application and admission procedure, please consult the concerning page.

More on the application and admission procedure

Courses pre-Master's Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges

Full-time program
Part-time program

Please Note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


Literature suggestions prospective pre-Master's students

We have composed a list of literature suggestions meant for students who want to start in one of the Philosophy pre-Master's programs at Tilburg University and who want to read up on philosophy because they have no experience with or background in philosophy. These are merely suggestions for students who want to read philosophy; it is not part of the curriculum, nor is it required for students to read these works before starting the pre-Master's program. Teachers will not assume you have read all this and there will be no exam questions on any of this.

Interested in the Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges track?

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