Masters of Philosophy:
- have a specialized and in depth knowledge of a number of central themes and questions in different disciplines of systematic philosophy and of the main international debates on the subject.
- have thorough insight in the mutual relations between the main philosophical disciplines and methods.
- can independently analyse philosophical texts, interpret them, place them in their historical, social and cultural context and critically evaluate them.
- can independently clarify philosophical problems, critically evaluate convictions, points of view and theories and test the validity, the rationality and the reasonableness of arguments.
- can critically question their own points of view and convictions and justify these in dialogue and in debate with other points of view and convictions.
- can expound and/or develop their knowledge and insight in function of a philosophical and/or social question, taking into account recent (international) developments in philosophy.
- can independently formulate a philosophical problem, constitute a scientifically sound and up-to-date corpus of scientific sources and develop a research strategy to develop the problem.
- can write a clear and coherent text on a general philosophical topic for a large audience.
- can write a thesis or an argumentative text on a specialised topic and justify this in a discussion with colleagues.
- can situate philosophical therories against the approach of other scientific disciplines and let their own insight be impregnated by these.
- can analyse current social developments and debates from a philosophical reference framework and an interdisciplinary approach and participate in the philosophical and social debate.
- can apply and further develop their philosophical training in their work field and in various other social contexts.