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
Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Estonia Tartu
Application deadline Apr. 15, 2017
End date June 30, 2019
Duration 2 years
Price 3,520 EUR
Tuition-waiver scholarships available

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