Your critical attitude means you’ll be able to reason independently and to reflect on both your own learnings and what others tell you. Your writing will also be top notch, and you’ll know how to give and receive feedback on written texts – a very useful skill in all kinds of professions.
The moral philosophy behind legal systems
What can you do after your Master's degree?
Pursue an academic career
Many graduates from the Philosophy of Law and Governance programme stay in academia – in fact, we’ve recruited several of them as teachers and researchers for the legal and philosophy departments at VU Amsterdam!
Start a legal career
For those wishing to pursue a legal career, there are lots of opportunities: the programme’s focus on taking a critical attitude towards the law means that alumni often end up in higher level legal roles. You could become a judge or barrister in the judiciary, a researcher at a university, or a legal representative in a government organisation.