Every field of study raises a number of philosophical questions: about its foundations and methodology, its ethical and political implications, its connection with other disciplines, and its history.
Thinking about these questions gives you a deeper insight in your discipline, be it physics, medicine, psychology, economics, history, or any other field of study. This unique programme of 60 ECTS, combined with the ECTS from your initial master's, gives you an additional MA degree in the philosophy of your field.
This master programme offers courses in the philosophy and history of science, skills courses to improve your writing, and tutorials in which you work with experts on the philosophy of your discipline. Additionally, the programme will regularly organize colloquia with experts working on the intersection of the philosophy, science and humanities.
You will learn to participate in discussions and write texts that bridge the gap between the scientific context and philosophical or public discourses. The master thesis will focus on a topic of your own choice in the field of philosophy or history of your specific discipline. The programme will provide you with philosophical research and writing skills that will enhance both your competence in your field and your thinking in general.
My name is Demetra Korogiannou and I am a Philosophy, Science, and Humanities (PSH) master's student at the University of Groningen.
I heard about the PSH master’s program during my previous studies at the University of Groningen. Last year I followed a master's in Clinical Neuropsychology. During my studies, I heard about this philosophy program and immediately thought it was exactly what I was looking for. This is because I was always skeptical about some philosophical topics that I came across throughout my studies in psychology. I was interested in getting more insight on these topics, and therefore a direction as such seemed perfect.
The PSH program has been a nice way to dive into some of the philosophical questions regarding my discipline. I have the chance to explore some interdisciplinary topics, get a better understanding of the philosophy of science, enrich my knowledge of psychology, and practice my writing skills. I believe that a master as such will make me more of an integrated and grounded mental health professional.