Friday, 1 March 2013

Research Masters program in Groningen

At the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, we offer an advanced 2-year Research Masters program, entirely in English. The program covers all areas of strength of the Faculty (including ethics, history of philosophy, epistemology, logic etc.), but it should be of particular interest to students interested in 'mathematical philosophy' broadly conceived, given that the Faculty has a large number of members who are active researchers in the field, including (listing only some of the permanent faculty):

  • Jan-Willem Romeijn (formal epistemology, philosophy of science),
  • Barteld Kooi (logic, especially epistemic logic)
  • Igor Douven (formal epistemology)
  • Jeanne Peijnenburg (epistemology, formal and traditional)
  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes (logic, philosophy of logic)
  • Marc Pauly (ethics, game-theory, political philosophy)
  • Boudewijn de Bruin (ethics, game-theory)
  • Jan-Albert van Laar (argumentation theory)
  • Allard Tamminga (logic, philosophy of logic)

The program has two very attractive features from a practical point of view:

Partial Funding as a TA 
All students are given the opportunity to act as Teaching Assistants (TA) at the undergraduate courses offered by the Faculty, and receive a remuneration of around EUR 400 per month for their work as TA’s. This means that all students in the program are offered partial funding.

Fully Funded PhD positions 
Every year, the three best students graduating from the program are offered fully funded PhD positions at the Faculty for a period of three years. Hence, the program offers ideal conditions for those wishing to pursue a research career in philosophy.

The Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen is consistently rated as the best in the Netherlands both for research and for teaching, and is widely regarded as one of the best centers for analytic philosophy in Continental Europe. It offers a lively, international environment in one of the most pleasant university towns of Northern Europe. See the promotional video below:

If you want to know more about the program, do get in touch with me at c.dutilh.novaes 'youknowwhat' I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.


  1. Terrific. I sent a link to a very strong student of ours.