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Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #70 (WUR) Leiden, Netherlands
A unique programme: it offers comparative perspectives from around the world to enable you to be part of the next generation of thinkers: studying and shaping philosophy for a globalised 21st century.
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Overview

Philosophy challenges you to question prejudices and to be open to different perspectives. This philosophy bachelor programme is unique in that it offers a cross-cultural dimension of comparative philosophy in which the world's thought traditions mutually inform and enrich one another. Studying the philosophies of India, East Asia, and the Arab world alongside those of the West will give you a global context for thought and make you the kind of professional that today's global world is simply crying out for.Why study Philosopy: Global and Comparative Perspectives?* Unique in the Netherlands. Also one of only a few programmes in the world to feature thought patterns from India, East Asia, Europe and the Arab world, while all the while focusing on opportunities for interaction and comparison.* Taught in an internationally acclaimed academic environment.* Favours small tutorial groups that stimulate in-depth discussion and excellent skills training and mentoring by senior students and dedicated lecturers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives is a three-year, English-taught bachelor’s programme. Mandatory subjects in the first year include World Philosophy courses on Greek and Roman Antiquity, Modern Europe, China, the Middle East and India. In each semester of that year there is also a Comparative Philosophy course: on Classical Readings in the first and Methodology in the second. Students can tailor the programme from the end of the second year and are expected to research and write a thesis to conclude the third and final year.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • a copy of a valid passport or European ID card
    • a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
    • a CV (résumé)
    • Copies of diplomas and transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leiden

  • 850 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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