Masters Programs in Philosophy

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Philosophy

Philosophy is a study that seeks answers to general and fundamental questions, in which way it differs from any other study or science. One of the main differences from other ways of addressing deep problems connected with existence, values, mind, language and reason, is that Master in Philosophy programs approach the problems listed above with systematic and rational methods, and with a grain of healthy criticism.

There are many branches of Philosophy that study everything from the deepest theoretical matters to easier and less abstract subjects. Some examples are Metaphysics that studies the nature of reality and seeks the answer to how mind and body are connected, Ethics is also known as “moral philosophy”, Political Philosophy that is an applied study of government and individuals as part of the state, Philosophy of language, mind and religion, Aesthetics, Logic and many more. Students pursuing a Master in Philosophy can specialize in the area that interests them. Due to the broad range of possibilities, graduates of Master in Philosophy programs can have many career opportunities in a variety of different fields.

If you are prepared for deep and abstract meditations, you should find out more about different Master in Philosophy programs by scrolling down and having a look at the various study possibilities offered by universities around the world. Take the next step towards your future with a Master in Philosophy, today!

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MPhil in Philosophy

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This one-year full time course provides the foundation for advanced research in philosophy. The MPhil in Philosophy is a broad and intellectually challenging postgraduate course for students with a background in philosophy or related disciplines with a strong philosophy component. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that a Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Masters Studentship will be awarded to an incoming student in the MPhil in Philosophy programme in academic year 2016/17. The value of the studentship is a €5,000 contribution towards MPhil in Philosophy tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) for the 2016/17 academic year. The Faculty’s studentship aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students within the arts, humanities and social sciences. Eligibility This studentship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to the MPhil in Philosophy programme, for admission in September 2016. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place in this programme by 15 June 2016. Selection Criteria Applications are assessed competitively with the sole criteria for the grant of the studentship being the proven academic merit of the candidate. It is accepted, however, that very many candidates with exceptional qualifications will apply to the programme. Thus the decision as to the recipient of the studentship is at the exclusive discretion of the MPhil Course Director and MPhil Course Committee. As only one studentship will be available MPhil applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other funding and grants open to them. MPhil applicants are also expected to apply for the renewal of any Local Authority Scholarship they may have held as undergraduates. Conditions This studentship is offered subject to the following conditions: • The recipient must engage in full-time study and must register for the MPhil in Philosophy offered by Trinity’s Department of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, in academic year 2016/17; • The recipient is required to engage in relevant academic activities as determined by the MPhil Course Director; • The recipient must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants, or funding or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value). How do I apply? MPhil applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria will automatically be considered for this studentship and there is no separate application process. The recipient of the award will be contacted during the week of July 4th. For additional information regarding the MPhil in Philosophy please visit www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/postgraduate/MPhil or contact Professor Paul O’Grady at POGRADY@tcd.ie https://www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/ https://www.tcd.ie/study https://www.tcd.ie/globalrelations [-]

Master of Philosophy Teaching in the Secondary School

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Conducive cycle of studies to the Master's Degree in Philosophy Teaching in Secondary Education, created in the implementation of the Bologna process, provides professional qualification for teaching Philosophy for secondary education, as provided by the Law of Vocational Qualification System for the Teaching in Preschool Education and Basic and Secondary Education (Decree-Law no 79/2014 of May 14 and Declaration of Rectification No. 32/2014). [+]

The Conducive cycle of studies to the Master's Degree in Philosophy Teaching in Secondary Education, created in the implementation of the Bologna process, provides professional qualification for teaching Philosophy for secondary education, as provided by the Law of Vocational Qualification System for the Teaching in Preschool Education and Basic and Secondary Education (Decree-Law no 79/2014 of May 14 and Declaration of Rectification No. 32/2014). This cycle of studies Philosophy aims to train teachers for secondary education that professionals are informed, critical and active, able to: rebuild their thinking and action throughout life; structure, monitor and evaluate socially relevant learning in the context of the integral development of individuals and their full inclusion in school and society; incorporate methodologies guided by the principles of reflexivity, auto-detection, creativity and innovation, giving pride of place to research, not only as a source of knowledge but rather as a way of knowing and intervening; develop a conscious action, deliberate and responsible in the context of professional practice. [-]

Master of Philosophy

Bond University
Campus Full time 104 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

The program develops independent research skills and the ability to relate a specific research topic to a broad framework of knowledge. The program places a major emphasis on independent inquiry (initiative), a thorough understanding of domain specific knowledge, competence in research methodologies and on the ability to communicate research results. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. BOND BUSINESS SCHOOL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entry into the Master of Philosophy requires a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant discipline, with evidence of the ability to conduct supervised research; or a qualification deemed equivalent by the Research Committee. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Philosophy develops independent research skills and the ability to relate a specific research topic to a broad framework of knowledge. The program places a major emphasis on independent inquiry (initiative), a thorough understanding of domain specific knowledge, competence in research methodologies and on the ability to communicate research results. This program serves as a pathway to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). PROGRAM STRUCTURE Master candidates will be required to successfully complete three research methodology subjects, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, in the first year of candidature. A confirmation of candidature process occurs at the end of the first year of enrolment to evaluate progress and suitability to continue in the degree. The dissertation should be a major, substantially original, theoretical or empirical study of an issue pertaining to the student’s major field of study. The Bond Business School expects students to work closely with staff and be exposed to the research activities of the staff and other students. It would not be uncommon for the student and the supervisor to be co-authors in publications resulting from the student’s dissertation. SUPERVISION Each student will be supervised by at least two appropriately qualified academic staff. The Bond Business School is responsible for approving the student’s dissertation proposal prior to the examination process. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES The Master of Philosophy will provide you with the research skills for academic careers in the University sector or for roles in research-intensive organisations. FACULTY OF SOCIETY & DESIGN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The minimum requirement for admission to the Master of Philosophy is the completion of a Level 7 qualification (bachelor degree) in the same discipline. This program offers you the opportunity to undertake an extended and focused study in a specific area of research interest, or development of creative works. In certain circumstances, it may be used as a pathway to PhD studies, pending appropriate approvals. Candidates will be required to submit a piece of work totalling 30,000 to 40,000 words, or an equivalent weight of work for a creative arts project. The topic must be approved by the Faculty and appropriate supervision must be available. [-]

Master in Liberal Arts

University of St. Thomas
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston + 1 more

The Master in Liberal Arts degree at the University of St. Thomas is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. [+]

The Master in Liberal Arts degree is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. Choose from 18 different areas of study to customize a degree program that fits your interests and goals.

Choice – Freedom – FlexibilityThe 36-credit-hour Master in Liberal Arts (MLA) program appeals to a diverse group of students who seek professional advancement, admission into doctoral programs or personal enrichment. We offer conveniently scheduled classes. Enhance your degree through study abroad and internship opportunities.

Areas of Concentration

Applied Music Art History Catholic Studies Communication Drama English French General Psychology History International Studies Irish Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Medieval Studies Philosophy Political Science Russian Studies Spanish Social Justice Studies Theology ... [-]

Master of Arts in Language and Lingustics, Rhetoric

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

As a student with specialisation in Rhetoric, you will deepen and problematise your practical and theoretical knowledge in rhetoric through exercises and studies of rhetorical theory from Aristotle to contemporary rhetoricians. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

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MA in Philosophy (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Training in art of thinking (clear reasoning, critical analysis, deciphering complex subjects etc.). [+]

The International Research Master's programme in Philosophy constitutes the first professional step towards the acquisition of on the one hand, an ability to analyse complex issues logically and conceptually and, on the other, an ability to document their conclusions in clear and persuasive language.

The programme

The International Research Master's programme in Philosophy is a two-year course, which Radboud University offers jointly with Tilburg University. It was established for students of proven ability who wish to prepare for an academic career in philosophy. The programmes offered by the Nijmegen Research Institute for Philosophy were in 2006 rated high to excellent in the latest evaluation by an international commission of peers. You will receive expert supervision in continental, analytic and historical approaches to philosophy and, if you intend to embark on an academic career, this course will give you the necessary research skills.... [-]

Master in Intercultural Theology

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

M.A. programme Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. M.A. programme Intercultural Theology offers a unique combination of theory and practical experiences. Teaching language is English. The study course lasts for four terms and is offered by Göttingen University in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (Fachhochschule). It imparts basic knowledge about intercultural theology, which is to be applied in a project abroad or in Germany. The Master degree qualifies for various jobs in the churches, in Non-Governmental-Organizations, media, institutions of adult education or scientific institutes. Programme: Intercultural Theology M.A. Degree: Master of Arts Standard period of study: Four semesters Start: Winter semester Admission requirements: See below Application: To the Faculty Application deadline: May 1st Language requirement: English (verification required, see below) Programme description The M.A.programme Intercultural Theology aims at equipping graduates to foster intercultural, interreligious and interdenominational communication and cooperation. The programme enables students to conduct in-depth scientific work in regards to theologically responsible practice within intercultural and interreligious communication and education processes. The programme therefore conveys knowledge on structural elements, forms and transformation processes of the Christian message in different cultural contexts. It enables students to anaylse and understand the trans- and intercultural characters and diversity of the cultural form of Christianity. Students will learn to responsibly contextually communicate the Gospel and to reflect the interaction of Christians with people of other religions, as well as analyse the theological, social, political and economical conditions of (inter)cultural transformation processes. The international mixture of students as well as a mandatory stay abroad at a partner university emphasize the intercultural educational process, promoting communication and cognitive abilities within the context. Students will work on a concrete project during their stay abroad in which will emphasize the application of scientific findings. In addition to intercultural and contextual theology and project work, students obtain fundamental skills in intercultural communication and are supposed to learn basic German, and get the opportunity to learn relevant languages of the Christian tradition (e.g. Hebrew, Greek). The programme is offered in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (Fachhochschule) and with partner universities in India, Ethiopia, Korea, Japan, Ghana, Lebanon, Armenia, Estonia, Indonesia, Tanzania, China and Belarus. Occupational fields The degree qualifies graduates for fields of occupations in works and institutions of missions and ecumenisms, of churches in Germany and abroad, church communions (World Council of Churches, Luther World Federation) as well as for work in non-governmental organisations, media, institutions of adult education or scientific institutions. Admission requirements Completed course of study in Theology (Bachelor, church examination, exam, “Diplom”, 1st state examination/M.Ed. or equivalent) in Germany or abroad, or Completed course of study of a relevant subject (e.g. Cultural Anthropology, Religious Science, Indology, African Studies, Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science etc). Students must go through the selection procedure of the Faculty. Number of study places available: 20 per semester. Language requirements All course are taught in English. Applicants whose native language is not English must verify their knowledge of English: We accept TOEFL and IELTS (Academic). Applicants have to meet the minimum score of 80 TOEFL ißT, resp. 6.0 IELTS; CambridgeCert at least a „C“ (pass.); UNIcert at least level 3. [-]

MA In Ethics

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in Ethics aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of theories, concepts and tools of ethics and philosophy to empower them to think critically and structured on contemporary issues, so as to illuminate the individual and collective choices . [+]

The MA in Ethics aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of theories, concepts and tools of ethics and philosophy to empower them to think critically and structured on contemporary issues, so as to illuminate the individual and collective choices . The research topics in this area are defined on the following themes: immigration and citizenship; international and intercultural relations; human rights; technological, scientific and biomedical development; management of public and private administrations; critique of ideology. Program Structure The MA in Ethics prepares both at the workplace and research. As it welcomes students from all disciplines, it includes a significant tuition (21 credits), to allow to acquire fundamental knowledge in ethics. The MA in Ethics also allows for a research project with an interdisciplinary orientation (24 credits memory) on an author, a theory or theoretical or practical problems. This program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Ethics professors research issues are defined around the following themes: history of moral philosophy; social and political philosophy; human rights; violence and totalitarian ideologies; cultural diversity and immigration; International and intercultural dialogue; transitional justice, restorative justice in countries in post-conflict; relationship between ethics, science and society; Research Ethics and genomics; clinical ethics and bioethics; ethics and religious culture. Other professors from UQAR, members of the institutional research group Ethos can also direct memories, which multiplies the possibilities of subjects that can be treated by students: organizational ethics and management; Business ethics and corporate; professional ethics of teachers; environmental ethics; etc. Ethos brings together researchers from several institutions or organizations most of which come from the Quebec university network. These researchers work in disciplines such as philosophy, law, economics, management science, medicine, political science, nursing, sociology and theology. Targeted audience senior ethics cycles programs cater to a broad customer base, especially for students who have just completed a bachelor's degree to persons already engaged in work and who are interested in ethical reflection. They are open to candidates with a bachelor's degree, regardless of discipline. Targeted audience senior ethics cycles programs cater to a broad customer base, especially for students who have just completed a bachelor's degree to persons already engaged in work and who are interested in ethical reflection. They are open to candidates with a bachelor's degree, regardless of discipline. Employment Opportunities major employers Some employers whose mandate is directly centered on ethics specifically recruit ethical graduates. This is one case: Commission of ethics of science and technology; the Ethics Unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Services; National Research Ethics Council in humans; the Office of Values ​​and Ethics for the Public Service. The growing importance of ethical issues and the proliferation of ethics committees in enterprises and in organizations promoting the placement of graduates. In many workplaces, they will act as professionals or advisors. It's the case : governmental and quasi-governmental organizations; health facilities and social services; of secondary schools and colleges; legal information centers; associations and international organizations; professional associations; organizations active in the areas of environment and culture. In general, the extensive intellectual skills of analysis and synthesis acquired in ethics training are appreciated by a large number of employers. occupied professions Many organizations can benefit from ethics in specialized graduates of services. Theoretically as a researcher or in practice, for example in the animation and consultation. Indeed, graduates are qualified to discuss issues affecting various sectors of human activity and process a rigorous method of analysis and synthesis. Multiple opportunities are still unsuspected in different public services, to study family issues, the relocation phenomenon, with outbreaks of violence, the organization of leisure, welfare reform, civil laws and criminal, or promotion of codes of conduct. Some graduates also work for themselves as consultants. Their use is often related to their training 1st cycle. OBJECTIVES From an interdisciplinary perspective, this program will enable students to gain a global understanding of theories, concepts and ethics tools enabling them to think critically and structured on contemporary issues, understand and analyze in depth the ethical problems to inform individual and collective choices that control different contextual situations, and lead a research ethics on an author, a theory or theoretical or practical problems. The specific objectives: conduct ethical research using a rigorous and structured approach; master the tools and ethical concepts; use theoretical knowledge to analyze current issues in ethics; use theoretical knowledge to reflect on practices and interventions in social, professional or organizational. [-]

Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy focuses on European philosophy from Descartes to the present day. It is especially designed for international students who have a special interest and who aim for a first class education in modern and contemporary European philosophy. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. Study programme The Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy focuses on European philosophy from Descartes to the present day. To our knowledge this is the only existing Master’s programme that has a specialisation in this field of philosophy. It is especially designed for international students who have a special interest and who aim for a first class education in modern and contemporary European philosophy. The programme offers an in depth study of European philosophy beginning with classical rationalism and empiricism, moving on to Kant and German Idealism, and concluding with 20th century and contemporary philosophy. The programme is unique since it includes credited language courses that give students the opportunity to improve on their knowledge of French and German, it offers credited internships that connect students with the job market, and finally it includes interdisciplinary course options in other fields like history, politics, or literature. We believe that the structure and content of our programme prepare students in a particularly good manner for either pursuing doctoral studies in philosophy, or for their future career outside the academic field. The concept A high-level academic education in modern and contemporary European philosophy Strong research orientation Profound insights into historical developments and systematic problems of modern and contemporary European philosophy The advantages No tuition fees Teaching by international, experienced faculty An international, multilingual learning environment Proximity to EU institutions Optional courses in other disciplines (history, linguistics, political sciences etc.) Multiple career opportunities Several well-paid student assistantships available The programme A two-year full-time study programme (120 ECTS) Courses taught in English Credited German and French language courses Credited internship opportunities (EU institutions, media, museums, industry etc.) One-to-one teaching and advising Mandatory credited German and French language courses The courses will take place in September 2015, during the first two weeks of the winter semester [-]

MPhil in Philosophy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 15 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. [+]

MPhil in Philosophy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 13 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. The work of Lingnan philosophers has been published by leading publishers (like Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press) and in top journals (like British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Mind, Nous, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Science). Given the breadth and high quality of research done by Lingnan philosophers, the Department is one of the best places in Asia for undertaking doctoral studies in philosophy, especially in analytic philosophy. The Department is a place of lively philosophical exchanges in our regular staff seminars and even more in informal and frequent debates on an ad hoc basis. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places.   General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

Master in Maharishi Vedic Science

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fairfield

Maharishi Vedic Science is the science and technology of consciousness. It has its source in the ancient Vedic tradition of India. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. Program benefits Accelerate development of consciousness Learn practical knowledge to transform your life and uplift others Study approaches for creating coherence, harmony, and world peace Read Vedic literature in Sanskrit for the sound value, to enliven orderly brain functioning What is Maharishi Vedic Science? Maharishi Vedic Science is the science and technology of consciousness. It has its source in the ancient Vedic tradition of India. The term “Vedic” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Veda” which means “knowledge” — knowledge of the field of pure intelligence that is the source of all the diverse fields of knowledge. When you study Maharishi Vedic Science you will explore the full range of life and human potential — and the underlying intelligence that administers the entire universe. You’ll also examine how this knowledge can be applied to enrich all fields of knowledge and endeavor. What careers does Maharishi Vedic Science prepare me for? Maharishi Vedic Science develops your consciousness, creativity, and intelligence. It also enhances your thinking and communication skills, improves learning ability, and prepares you to be adaptable and cope with stress more effectively. Graduates often say this degree is the basis of their personal and professional success. Just as a gardener waters the root to nourish a whole plant, enlivening pure consciousness expands your capabilities on all levels of life. You’ll be better equipped to excel at any career path you choose. Healthy student lifestyle The Maharishi Vedic Science program is experientially based — the emphasis is on living the principles and ideals you study. Avoid the stress and negativity typical of college Deepen your experience of transcending with extra meditation Enjoy organic vegetarian meals Maintain a balanced state of health with natural health methods Live in a drug-free, alcohol-free, tobacco-free campus environment Participate in our campus-wide commitment to sustainability [-]

MLitt in Philosophy

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP) is taught by the Philosophy departments in the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling. The philosophy graduate programmes of St Andrews and Stirling are now fully merged for all postgraduate degrees and together form Scotland’s premier centre for philosophy and one of the top philosophy institutions in the United Kingdom. [+]

The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP) is taught by the Philosophy departments in the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling. The philosophy graduate programmes of St Andrews and Stirling are now fully merged for all postgraduate degrees and together form Scotland’s premier centre for philosophy and one of the top philosophy institutions in the United Kingdom. The programme maintains a staff of authoritative researchers that is large enough to teach a comprehensive and flexible range of graduate courses, and to supervise research projects. It offers graduate teaching at a level that matches the best graduate programmes elsewhere in the world, in a wide range of areas, including the history of philosophy. Course objectives The taught MLitt provides the foundation year of the programme. Modules are offered in three fundamental areas of philosophy: logic and metaphysics, moral and political philosophy, and history of philosophy. The degree is primarily designed as a preparatory year for entry to postgraduate work in philosophy. It provides a firm foundation of general understanding and skills in philosophy which will serve as a basis for sound philosophical research. Graduate students are taught in dedicated graduate classes. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements Applicants for the MLitt should normally have a good first degree in philosophy: a UK upper second class Honours degree or its equivalent (or the equivalent level of pass in the SASP Conversion Diploma). Applicants with other qualifications may be admitted on the recommendation of the Programme Director. English language requirements All SASP courses are taught in English. Applicants who are NOT native speakers AND whose undergraduate degree was NOT taught in English must submit a recognised English Language test. We normally require a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based). 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based). A copy of your TOEFL certificate will be sufficient. Alternatively an IELTS score of 7.00 is also acceptable/sufficient. (Ideally we prefer the IELTS exam.) The University of St Andrews offers pre-sessional English courses - you can find out more about them on the website of the St Andrews University English Language Teaching Centre. If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade B Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade A Pearson Test of English (Academic): 67 with a minimum of 55 in each component IBT TOEFL: 100 with no sub test lower than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Structure and content The programme involves a one-year taught MLitt, delivered largely in St Andrews by staff from both universities, after which you may progress to a PhD within the SASP programme. The MLitt programme lasts for one year and involves six modules over two semesters and a dissertation written over the summer. The Diploma involves a nine-month, taught programme and requires satisfactory completion of all taught modules. In addition to a Research Methods module and two core modules (one in each semester) on current issues in Philosophy, the programme offers a range of options in the history of Philosophy and in special areas of philosophy. The core modules are: Current Issues in Philosophy I (first semester) and Current Issues in Philosophy II (second semester): Over the two semesters the following four components are covered by these modules (two in each semester, not necessarily in the order given): Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language; Epistemology; Ethics Research Methods: You take this module in Semester 1. It provides an introduction to the methods and practice of research in philosophy. It will be run as a book seminar, where you present and discuss chapters or sections of a major work chosen to be accessible and challenging for MLitt students. The module will provide the experience of philosophising together: vital for philosophical development but liable to take second place in standard taught modules; it will also leave you better prepared to undertake larger and more autonomous research projects, beginning with the 15,000-word MLitt dissertation You are required to take a History module from a list of those available. Those recently available includes the following: Classical Philosophy Philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment Kant Origins and History of Analytic Philosophy Option modules recently available include the following: Advanced logic Philosophy of Mathematics Philosophy of Perception Aesthetics Political Philosophy Topics in Recent Moral Theory Wittgenstein Philosophy of Mind Intuitions and Philosophical Methodology Advanced Epistemology Delivery and assessment The programme is taught by seminars (normally one two-hour seminar each week for each module) and individual supervision. Assessment is normally by coursework: each full module is assessed by two essays. To gain the Diploma, you must satisfactorily complete all the taught modules. To gain the MLitt, you must satisfactorily complete the taught modules and write a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words. Career opportunities Students on the MLitt have proceeded to the further study of Philosophy at PhD level. Some have remained within the SASP Graduate Programme, either at Stirling or at St Andrews, and others have gone on to leading institutions in the UK and abroad. A large number of former MLitt students have secured permanent university teaching positions. The general training in research and analytical thinking it offers also prepares you for a wide range of careers in various areas of public policy, public administration and governance. [-]

Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. The Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics covers graduate level studies in theoretical linguistics, and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor's level. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. Students will develop insight into the structure of language, comparative aspects of linguistic research, social and geographic variation, the historical development of languages and language acquisition. At the Master's level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Master's Thesis or two article-length papers. The programme consists of the following components: 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for either (1) one thesis, or (2) two articles. The two elective ten credit courses can come from any 3000-level course in language or linguistics offered by the groups for English and General Linguistics. By application, other courses may be accepted (e.g. courses in philosophy, psychology, mathematics, and so on). Master's Thesis The degree includes 60 ECTS which must be earned either (i) by writing one Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) or (ii) by writing two papers (30 ECTS each). This work is normally done individually, but may be part of a larger research project being carried out at the faculty, especially projects being carried out at the Center for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL). The topics for this work will be chosen in consultation with one of the academic staff, who will serve as a supervisor. Those opting to write two papers, must write one of them in the core disciplines phonology or syntax. The two papers cannot be in the same field. Interdisciplinary courses Some of the Master's degree programmes offered by the faculty overlap to a certain degree in that they offer a range of "interdisciplinary" courses. For example, the core disciplines of phonology and syntax are taught as part of both Theoretical Linguistics and English Linguistics, and are therefore assigned a HIF-code in the university catalogue. Not all of the HIF-courses, however, may be appropriate for incorporation into a given programme. To find out which HIF-courses are accepted as part of the Master's degree programme in Theoretical Linguistics, please contact the programme staff. Progression The following courses are compulsory in Semester 1: HIF-3010 Syntax I, HIF-3022 Phonology I. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. The following courses are compulsory in Semester 2: HIF-3011 Syntax II, and HIF-3021 Phonology II. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. Elective courses may be selected from the list of courses offered by the groups for English, Finnish, French, Linguistics, German, Scandinavian, Russian and Saami. Note that elective courses must be oriented to theory of language rather than practical language learning. It is also possible to take courses offered by other Faculties as long as their relevance to the degree can be documented. Learning outcomes After completing the Master's programme in Theoretical Linguistics the students will have acquired the following: Knowledge and understanding: specialised knowledge of a linguistic subfield through work with the Master's Thesis deeper knowledge of theoretical linguistics through the study of core subjects broadened knowledge of adjoining fields through elective courses a critical view of the theories and methods that have been underlying linguistic research Skills: The students will have achieved the ability to orient themselves in linguistic scientific literature with special regard to the development of theory and methods, and to earlier research skills in problem solving, analysis of linguistic data, and in presentation of findings according to academic standards skills in communicating scientific content at a high level Competence: The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in Theoretical Linguistics requires a Bachelor's Degree (180 ECTS) in a language or linguistics, or a degree combining linguistics and literature, or equivalent qualification. The applicant should have at least three semesters (minimum 80 ECTS) of concentrated work in linguistics and/or language. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required. Applicants must enclose an application essay (Statement of purpose) written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master's Thesis project. More information on admission requirements: Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is 15 April for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for international applicants is 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. Applicants from Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Danemark) with upper secondary education from these countries must apply as regular applicants. Foreign non Nordic applicants with valid residency in Norway and proof of Norwegian language proficiency must apply as regular applicants. Norwegian citizens with upper secondary education from a non-Nordic country must apply as international applicant. Teaching and assessment Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Evaluation is carried out at the end of each course on the basis of a portfolio of the students written work. As a Master's student, you will be assigned a supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout your studies. The Master's Thesis will be assigned a grade (from A to F); the coursework will be graded on the same scale. For information about examinations, please see the individual course descriptions. Exchange possibilities Students can apply for exchange studies or field work abroad according to the available cooperation agreements within scholarship programmes such as Erasmus, Nordplus, Barentsplus or North2North. Please consult the international coordinator at the faculty for more information. Job prospectives The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work, for example teaching, programming, administration, industry or the media. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD in Linguistics. [-]

Master in Philosophy

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MA in Philosophy gives a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, theoretical developments, concepts and methods of philosophical research. [+]

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. Audience ... [-]

Master in Classices & Ancient Civilizaitons: Ancient studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from... [+]

Master in Ancient studies

 

The Master’s programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point. At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it Ancient History, Archaeology, Ancient Languages or Philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society.Questions you come across are, for example: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times. How did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? There are a lot of texts about dreams originating from the classical world (from Mesopotamia to Rome and Byzantium). Can we learn more about the people of antiquity by studying these dreams? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: For once don’t compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.Core moduleThe core module of this degree programme is "Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies". In this module, lecturers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam deal with a number of key themes from the field of Ancient studies that have been the subject of heated debates. You will write a paper on one of these debates. Depending on your background, you will specialize further in Ancient history and Archaeology, Latin language and culture, Greek language and culture or Mesopotamian language and culture of the first millennium B.C.... [-]