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BA in Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives

Leiden University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Program Description

BA in Philosophy - Leiden University

BA in Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives - Leiden University

Through this three-year Leiden University program, students will be academically prepared for independent study and research in the field of philosophy, developing skills in reading, argument analysis and short essay writing. Beyond this, in the second and third years, students will focus on developing their presentation skills, argument design and advanced writing, with a bachelor's thesis to complete as a final proof of competence.

Topics covered throughout the program include:

  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Arabic Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Concepts of Selfhood
  • Political Philosophy

Admission requirements

This program is particularly suitable for students who:

  • enjoy reading and writing
  • have a good command of English (oral and written)
  • are prepared to challenge basic intuitions and assumptions
  • are not afraid of high levels of abstraction
  • appreciate the value of (culturally) diverse practices, concepts and modes of understanding
  • wish to develop your intercultural competences in a multi-cultural environment

To learn more about specific entry requirements, please contact the university via the information request box. Someone from the university will be in touch as soon as possible.

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With a long and rich history, Leiden University is the oldest in the Netherlands. Students may choose to study from 7 faculties and 3 campuses, watch this video to learn what Leiden can offer you!

Leiden University

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Services & Facilities

Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...

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leiden the Netherlands

Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden, the Netherlands

Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic city of Leiden, which has approxomately 120.000 inhabitants. Leiden University does not have a campus, but the city is it’s campus. You will almost always run into someone you know when you go shopping or when you go out at night. Since Leiden is...

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Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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