Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges

Analyze the enormous societal challenges contemporary societies face throughout the world

In the track Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges you will come to grasp the philosophical and ethical issues that arise with respect to populism, migration, terrorism, inequality, sustainability and the role science and technology play in our society. In doing so, you develop crucial skills such as thinking critically, conceptualizing clearly and arguing convincingly, each of which is a valuable asset in today’s job market.


Why ‘Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges’ in Tilburg?

A philosophical perspective on society

This track is unique, because it combines a philosophical and ethical perspective with an applied focus on urgent societal evolutions and problems. This unique program stimulates you to question and criticize conventional ideas of sociologists, economists and other specialists about democracy, justice, market forces, science and technology.  

Challenge yourself and others

All courses are taught by experts in the respective fields and revolve around state-of-the-art literature from contemporary thinkers. You learn to come to grips with these at a high academic level and apply them to contemporary challenges in society.

Enrich yourself with skills that matter

You learn to analyze, synthesize and critically question philosophical texts and problems in clear and concise ways and according to high academic standards. You refine your presentation and writing skills and learn how to formulate to the point arguments and evaluate the claims made by others.

Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges in short

Track Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges
LanguageEnglish
StartEnd of August or end of January
Period12 months (full time)
TitelMaster of Arts (MA)
AdmissionA bachelor in Philosophy, but you are also welcome to apply
with a bachelor in culture studies, communication
science or religious studies admission and application
PremasterAvailable
Part timeAvailable
Career opportunitiesProject Manager in an NGO, Policy Advisor in a
governmental institution, researcher or a teacher,
ethical consultant


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