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.
National Student Survey, 2017 | n=18
Keuzegids Masters, 2018
National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 10
Program and courses
- Learn to analyze and identify forms of political injustice by understanding how gender and race fit within different historical and social structures.
- Examine and interpret the experience of war, loss and migration and their impact on art, philosophy and humanity today.
- Get to know the relation between philosophy and art, philosophy and religion, and philosophy and psycho-analysis.
- Focus on the influence of German and French thinkers of the past 200 years on the latest developments in European and American philosophy.
- The track puts particular emphasis on the role of memory, gender, the relationship between literature, film, and philosophy, war, art and remembrance, and that between religion and secularization.
Typical courses are:
- Philosophy and Art after the War
- Masters of Suspicion: Freud, Lacan and Žižek
- Identity, Race, and Gender
- Philosophy of Religion and Secularization
After completing the Master’s track in Philosophy of Humanity and Culture you will be an expert in the understanding of human existence, culture, and society.
The knowledge, insights and skills such as continually asking questions, observing, reasoning, speaking and writing, you acquire in this track offers a solid foundation for a career in philosophy, writing, journalism, teaching or research.
- Number of months until first paid job: 2
- Gross monthly income of graduates in the first year after graduation: € 2.739
- Would choose this program again at Tilburg University: 100%
Source: Alumni of Philosophy (all tracks), National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 10
Application and admission
This program starts:
End of August and End of January (both the Master’s and the Pre-Master’s program)
Best preparatory programs:
Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Administration Studies, Political Studies, Economics, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Global Management of Social Issues, European Studies, Communication Sciences, Human Resource Management, Psychology and Social Sciences.
Available for both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).
Tuition fees academic year 2018-2019
|€ 2,060*||€ 11,000|
* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a Master's degree from a Dutch university. More information about the tuition fees and scholarships available for international students.
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