Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges
Analyze the enormous societal challenges contemporary societies face throughout the world
In the track Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges you will come to grasp the philosophical and ethical issues that arise with respect to populism, migration, terrorism, inequality, sustainability and the role science and technology play in our society. In doing so, you develop crucial skills such as thinking critically, conceptualizing clearly and arguing convincingly, each of which is a valuable asset in today’s job market.
Why ‘Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges’ in Tilburg?
A philosophical perspective on society
This track is unique, because it combines a philosophical and ethical perspective with an applied focus on urgent societal evolutions and problems. This unique program stimulates you to question and criticize conventional ideas of sociologists, economists and other specialists about democracy, justice, market forces, science and technology.
Challenge yourself and others
All courses are taught by experts in the respective fields and revolve around state-of-the-art literature from contemporary thinkers. You learn to come to grips with these at a high academic level and apply them to contemporary challenges in society.
Enrich yourself with skills that matter
You learn to analyze, synthesize and critically question philosophical texts and problems in clear and concise ways and according to high academic standards. You refine your presentation and writing skills and learn how to formulate to the point arguments and evaluate the claims made by others.
Į magistro studijų programas gali stoti visi, baigę universitetą arba besimokantys paskutiniame kurse. Studijos kurias baigei ar tebesimokai turi būti panašios krypties kaip ir tos, į kurias nori stoti, kadangi priėmimas yra paremtas ECTS kreditų suderinamumu.
- ECTS kreditų išrašas - jei dar nesi baigęs aukštosios mokyklos, būtina prisegti ECTS kreditų išrašą, kuriame būtų matyti, kokius dalykus Tu mokeisi bei kokius pažymius ir kiek kreditų už juos gavai. Kai siunti anketą paskutiniame kurse, diplomą reikia prisegti vėliau, kai tik jį gausi.
- Bakalauro diplomas – jei jau esi baigęs aukštąją mokyklą, išrašo nereikia, užtenka prie anketos prisegti savo Bakalauro diplomą.
Anglų kalbos žinias gali patvirtinti vienu iš šių būdų:
- IELTS – 6.5 (ne mažiau nei 6.0 iš kiekvienos dalies)
- TOEFL – 90
- The academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as Philosophy, Culture studies, Political Studies, or Liberal Arts and Sciences and Global Management of Social Issues. However, students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.
A bachelor in Philosophy, but you are also welcome to apply with a bachelor in culture studies, communication science or religious studies.
Your skills as a philosopher
As a trained philosopher, you are able to analyze and reflect critically on social, political and ethical issues. You can formulate justified and to the point proposals to solve societal problems. You acquire thorough knowledge of both classic and ‘state of the art’ texts from different philosophical sub disciplines: ethics, social and political philosophy and philosophy of science.
You develop the abilities to provide correct and meticulous arguments and learn to evaluate other people’s arguments. Je can present both your own and other views in both written and oral form.
Philosophers end up in a wide range of jobs that typically demand general knowledge, clear thinking and excellent communicative skills. You can find philosophers in governmental agencies, journalism, corporations and education. Think of jobs such as:
Project manager in an NGO
Policy advisor in a governmental institution
Teacher in philosophy
Ethical consultant (in e.g. a financial institution)
Researcher (in e.g. a think tank)