Master in Philosophy

University of Tartu

Program Description

Master in Philosophy

University of Tartu

Philosophy is a unique 2-year Master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy. The programme is focused on research: all students will work closely together with a supervisor who will help student design the programme based on the student’s interests; students can join many international research groups and conferences and students’ MA thesis has to be on article level.

What will students get from the programme?

  • Unique programme: gives a general overview of philosophy with four specialisations;
  • Internationally connected faculty and international staff, many world famous guest lecturers;
  • Study-related workshops and conferences;
  • Integration into up-to-date philosophy literature;
  • Great research opportunities: students can contribute to ongoing research and participate in conferences. UT organizes yearly 3-5 international conferences in the area of philosophy;
  • Wide range of literature: the Department of Philosophy and the Centre of Ethics have a common library which gathers systematically both classic and up-to-date literature;
  • International career prospective: graduates can continue their studies or work in any field from public sector to business and journalism.

After completing the curriculum, the student:

  • has acquired a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, is familiar with the theoretical developments, concepts, terms and methods of philosophical research, has in-depth knowledge in a chosen narrow field of research;
  • is able to identify and independently formulate problems and research questions requiring expertise in philosophy;
  • has tolerant attitude towards diversity of values and opinions;
  • understands the ethical aspects, possibilities, limits, and social functions of the philosopher's role; is able to suggest solutions based on specialized expertise.


Students interested in the field of philosophy with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2017
2 years
Full time
3,520 EUR
Apr. 15, 2017
Application deadline may change, contact us
Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Estonia Tartu
Application deadline Apr. 15, 2017
Application deadline may change, contact us
End date June 30, 2019
Duration 2 years
Price 3,520 EUR
Tuition-waiver scholarships available

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