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Philosophy, Science and Society


Philosophy, Science and Society is a master program in English at Tilburg University.
Decisions in society have important knowledge-related and ethical dimensions. They affect people's obligations, rights and liberties, and they are based on scientific findings and expert advice. Studying reliable and responsible ways of decision-making requires philosophical reflection from various perspectives: we have to reason about human rationality, morality, political institutions and the science/society interface.
The English-taught MA specialization in Philosophy, Science and Society develops your reasoning skills in these areas and enables you to critically analyze urgent problems within modern democracies. The program adopts an interdisciplinary angle where cutting-edge philosophical research is inspired by findings from psychology, economics and cognitive science. Upon graduating, you will be an expert on ethical and epistemic aspects of social decision-making and you will be able to demonstrate how philosophical analysis contributes to solving societal challenges.

Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands

Duration: 1 year

Main Subjects: Logic, Language and Information, Ethics, Rationality

Possible careers: policy Advisor, risk assessment engineer, values and ethics advisor, science communicator, researcher in NGO's or think tanks, consultant

Admission requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in philosophy or a relevant discipline
• Legalized translation of the diploma (if not in English)
• TOEFL with minimum 90 score or IELTS with minimum 6.5 or CAE or CPE
• Motivation letter
• CV
• Copy of your Bachelor's or Master's thesis or an essay completed during your studies (only in English and at least 1500 words)


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