The MA programme in Philosophy of a Specific Discipline prepares students for a profession in the field of the specific discipline for which philosophical knowledge, insight and skills have added value, or for other professions in which philosophical knowledge, insight and skills have added value.
Successful completion of an MA in Philosophy of a Specific Discipline can lead to PhD research and to an academic career. Furthermore, the MA programme aims to prepare students for any non-academic career for which general academic skills such as abstraction skills, heuristic capability and creativity are required.
If you are interested in a career in teaching, you can follow a teacher-training MA at the ICLON Graduate School of Education once you have graduated from the master’s programme. You have to speak fluent Dutch to follow the course, and there are some additional entry requirements.
For more information see the teacher education programme in Philosophy (in Dutch).
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Source: Employment Market Study among Leiden Graduates in Humanities (2012, Student Career Service Humanities )