Philosophy sits at the very core of modern legal systems, and in this programme you’ll learn to assess those legal systems against the ethical standards that have been discussed by philosophers for centuries. You’ll study the philosophy of science, normative ethics, ancient and medieval philosophy, modern philosophy, and how to read philosophical texts.
The programme is highly interdisciplinary, consisting of introductory philosophy courses, courses in philosophy of law, and your own choice of law courses that you can tailor to your area of interest. You’ll also write a Master’s thesis on a legal issue of your choice – perhaps related to your research for your Master’s degree in Law.
This is a small-scale programme, meaning you’ll work a lot in small groups and receive plenty of attention from the teaching staff. But you’ll also benefit from working with students and teachers whose backgrounds are in different disciplines. All students following a Philosophy specialisation take the core introductory philosophy courses, which means you’ll come into contact with people specialising in neuroscience or bioethics and health as well.
The start date of this programme is September 1st.