In the first semester, the students select subjects for a total of 18 credits from a list of five courses: logic, scientific methodology, philosophy of physics, philosophy of mathematics. and history of science. In these courses, the basis of these disciplines is studied at an advanced level.
In the second semester students choose 1 module as specialisation option for a total of 16 credits. Another total of 8 credits can be chosen freely from the two not chosen modules within the specialisation option.
Both the specialisation option courses and the elective courses aim at an in-depth exploration, in agreement with the contemporary international state of the art, of certain topics for which competent teachers are available. Students combine the distinct viewpoints acquired in the first semester in performing the tasks required for the specialisation option courses. Each student is assigned specific tasks that depend on the students' earlier training and current aims. This makes it possible to impose on the students the high demands made necessary by the intensive training that the curriculum aspires to offer.
The dissertation (18 credits, 50 to 70 pages) comes to the equivalent of two publishable papers – the aim is actually to arrive at published papers. The structure of the curriculum allows for a good preparation of the (limited number of) students to the dissertation.