Specific admission requirements for the two-year Master’s programme in Philosophy, specialization in Philosophy of Law and Governance:
- A bachelor’s degree in Law
English Language entry requirements
All students whose first language is not English including both home and international students must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is appropriate. This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties.
Listed below are all the English language qualifications and tests and the level required to satisfy our English language entry requirements. The qualification or test result must have been awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.
- IELTS Academic Version: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
- TOEFL paper based test: Overall grade of 600 with a minimum of 55 in each of the subtests plus 4.0 in TWE.
- TOEFL internet based test: Overall grade of 100 with a minimum of 20-23 in each of the subtests.
- Cambridge Advanced English: A, B or C.
Exemption from the requirements listed above can be awarded to students who have fulfilled the following requirements no longer than two years prior to the date of enrolment:
- students who have fulfilled the requirements of the VU English language proficiency test TOEFL ITP, with the required scores. For more information please consult Taalloket.
- Students with substantial education (minimum 12 months) conducted in English in an English speaking country.
- Students holding an International Baccalaureate degree in English.
The required evidence should, if possible, be included with the complete application. If either unsatisfactory or no evidence of English language proficiency has been provided with the application, admission will be conditional upon the provision of such evidence. This condition will be clearly indicated on the offer letter and must be fulfilled before enrolment at the VU Amsterdam.
Students from abroad apply at www.vu.nl/application before April 1st. For more information contact the coordinator of the programme (see below under the heading CONTACT).
Your application will be reviewed by the Admission Board of the Faculty of Humanities. You will be informed whether you have been admitted via Studielink.
Overview Philosophy: Philosophy of Law and Governance.
- Language of instruction: English
- Duration: 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time)
- Application deadline: 1 June for Dutch and EU-students. 1 April for non-EU-students.
- Start date: 1 September
- Study type: Full-time, Part-time
- Field of interest: Economics, Business and Law, Philosophy