Master of Art Programs in Philosophy

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Philosophy

The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

Courses and programs in philosophy challenge students to reason innovatively and think critically. By doing so, they can learn how to deepen their understandings and knowledge of a wide range of areas and solve problems creatively and efficiently in industries such as business, public service and law.

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MA Philosophy

New College of the Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Philosophy provides a rigorous and wide-ranging programme relevant both to those entering formal philosophical study as graduates of other disciplines and to philosophy graduates seeking to consolidate and expand their studies. [+]

Our MA Philosophy

The MA Philosophy provides a rigorous and wide-ranging programme relevant both to those entering formal philosophical study as graduates of other disciplines and to philosophy graduates seeking to consolidate and expand their studies.

This master’s programme can be completed in one year (full-time), or stretched over two years (part-time). International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

NCH, with its lively and inter-disciplinary research culture and faculty including the philosophers A C Grayling, Simon Blackburn, Daniel Dennett, and Peter Singer, small-group seminars conducive to stimulating debate, and focused supervisions, offers a distinctive environment which is exceptionally conducive to the successful study of philosophy.... [-]


Master in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology

University of Gothenburg: Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. [+]

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. Consequently, its practitioners must be not only philosophically competent but also proficient in the use of historical methods.

Moreover, in the Ancient and Medieval Western world, philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and William Ockham wrote in either Greek or Latin. This means that anyone who wants to know what these philosophers really said, without the distortions inevitably caused by translations, must also have a grasp of the classical languages and such related auxiliary disciplines as paleography and textual criticism.... [-]


MA in Wisdom Studies

The Wisdom School at Ubiquity University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

A Thesis Masters in Wisdom Studies includes 28 credits and a Thesis providing 4 credits for a total of the 32 credits required for the Master's degree. [+]

Admissions Requirements Students must have a Bachelors degree or its equivalency. An equivalency consists of documented training beyond a high school degree that is equivalent in hours and requirements to a Bachelors Degree. A completed Ubiquity University Admissions Application must be filed with the Office of Admissions. Students are encouraged to belong to an academic research library in the area in which they live. Degree Requirements

Wisdom School of Graduate Studies allows students to choose either a Thesis Masters or a Non-Thesis Masters.

A Thesis Masters in Wisdom Studies includes 28 credits and a Thesis providing 4 credits for a total of the 32 credits required for the Master's degree.... [-]


Research Master in Philosophy

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The programme offers a high-level training for excellent students who seek to develop a research career in philosophy. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This full-time English-taught research master is jointly organised by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen), the Department of Philosophy and Moral Science of Ghent University (UGent) and the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences of the Free University of Brussels (VUB). The programme offers a high-level training for excellent students who seek to develop a research career in philosophy. Graduates of this programme are capable of developing a philosophical research project and draw up a funding application that can be filed with local, national or international funding institutions. They are able, within their areas of specialisation, to formulate original and innovative research problems based on a duly founded insight into the internationally recognised state-of-the-art in that domain. Graduates of this programme are able to work out original solutions to the selected research problems and argue their cases clearly and convincingly. They are trained in academic writing, which enables them to act as lead authors of academic articles. The research seminars that constitute the core of the programme cover a wide range of philosophical domains. Some relate to socially relevant topics (i.e. more applied philosophy) while others relate to more fundamental, purely philosophical domains.... [-]


MA in Philosophy & Economics

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous education in core areas of economics and analytic philosophy. [+]

The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous education in core areas of economics and analytic philosophy.

A P&E degree is the foundation for society’s future decision-makers in government, business, science, and NGOs. If you are looking for an ambitious PPE or PEP Master you will find plenty of political philosophy and political economy in our programme. If you are looking for a Master programme in economics with a difference, then you have also landed at the right place.

The programme is targeted at students with an interest in obtaining an advanced analytical and quantitative training as a foundation for pursuing research-based careers in academia, public service, and business. In designing the degree we had in mind economists and philosophers as well as those with political scientists or those with a background in business or management studies who are intent on sharpening their abilities in normative reflection, on deepening of their knowledge of subjects they have pursued during their Bachelor’s studies, and on broadening and enhancing their methodological skills in key areas relevant to both disciplines.... [-]


MA in Philosophy and Science

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

This Master's specialisation will give you a better understanding of the evolution, the current status and the implications of the scientific worldview. Professionally, it prepares you for several possible avenues, including science administration, research, journalism, and policy-making. [+]

Philosophy and science don't mix. Or do they? What we nowadays call "science" used to be part of "philosophy." It is not without reason that Isaac Newton called his physical masterpiece "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy." And today, the two are still closely connected. Our current worldview is strongly shaped by scientific thought. We look to science for both answers to our theoretical questions and solutions to our practical problems. The Master's programme in Philosophy and Science analyses the relation of philosophy and science in terms of their historical development, as well as the current situation. How did the scientific worldview come from? What are its ingredients? What have models for the relationship between philosophical and scientific thinking been proposed?... [-]


MA in Philosophy

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Master of Arts in Philosophy is perennially the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an excellent record of placing its students in the very best Ph.D. programs in philosophy. [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program offered by our department is perennially the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an excellent record of placing its students in the very best Ph.D. programs in philosophy. The program is ideal for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy but whose undergraduate preparation in the subject might not qualify them for competitive doctoral programs. Students with other career plans are admitted as space permits. The program is designed to be finished in two years, but some students elect to stay a third year.

The department has special strengths in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, political and social philosophy (including feminism and philosophy of race), ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and continental philosophy. Each year at least six seminars are offered, typically on faculty research interests, which range from analytic metaphysics and the philosophy of biology to the history of ethics and philosophy and film.... [-]


Master in Philosophy and Literature (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for... [+]

MA in Philosophy and Literature

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and English and to give students a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and English.It is also designed to develop a sense of critical thinking in both areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems.Full-time students may take the MA degree course in one year and part-time students will require two years.The programme may lead to doctoral study in the field for suitably qualified graduates.

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Master in Philosophy

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented programme that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical community and to develop your own research contributions to the field. [+]

EXPLORE FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES AND THEIR HISTORY

Do you have a strong desire to sharpen and clarify the loose arguments and vague concepts we all encounter in newspaper articles, textbook readings and everyday conversations? Are you at least as interested in questioning answers as answering questions? The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented programme that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical community and to develop your own research contributions to the field. Philosophy is a selective, two-year, English-language programme that emphasises active participation in research. During your studies, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be a successful researcher - whether you go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy (our graduates have been highly successful in securing PhD grants) or to pursue a career in one of the many fields that require key research skills. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to approach your ongoing work with analytical rigour, conceptual clarity, expressive precision, compelling argumentation, and a keen awareness of historical perspectives.... [-]


MA Philosophy (120EC)

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The two-year master's programme in Philosophy at Leiden University investigates the fundamental principles underpinning human knowledge while cultivating your capacity for reason and sound argumentation. [+]

The two-year master's programme in Philosophy at Leiden University investigates the fundamental principles underpinning human knowledge while cultivating your capacity for reason and sound argumentation.

This demanding and high-level programme is ideal for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of a particular discipline with a complementary understanding of its philosophical foundations combined with further honing of their analytical thinking skills.

Five specialisations; five academic disciplines

The master in Philosophy offers you the choice of five specialisations: humanities, law, natural sciences, political science, and psychology. Each specialisation delves deep into the philosophical foundations and methodological approaches underpinning that discipline. Content incorporates the very latest academic theory and the field’s historical development across a number of branches of philosophy.... [-]


Master in Philosophy

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.

Why study Philosophy? 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. 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. Why study at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) Individual approach: advisors help students to design their own individual study plans so that the programme best suits each student’s interests and takes the student’s educational background into account. Real “hands-on” research experience: every master’s student will be integrated into a larger research group or research project.... [-]

Master of Arts in Philosophy

University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Turin

Starting from October 2016, the University of Turin offered a new MA program in philosophy completely taught in English: the Philosophy International Curriculum. The program aims at providing a thorough insight into a comprehensive range of philosophical problems and at developing the distinctive transferable skills arising from an advanced philosophical education. [+]

Starting from October 2016, the University of Turin offered a new MA program in philosophy completely taught in English: the Philosophy International Curriculum. The program aims at providing a thorough insight into a comprehensive range of philosophical problems and at developing the distinctive transferable skills arising from an advanced philosophical education. A core curriculum on classical texts and issues is available, along with courses reaching out to forefront debates not only in current philosophy but also in foundational issues concerning contemporary politics, arts, and the sciences.

The Philosophy International Curriculum aims to promote the integration of students in an international research and working environment. It provides students with theoretical expertise both in the fields of metaphysics and ontology, philosophy of language and mind, logic and philosophy of science, aesthetics and philosophy of art, and in the areas of practical philosophy, in connection with – as in the Italian tradition of studies – the history of philosophical and scientific thought. The curriculum is an important opportunity to acquire useful skills for teaching, research, and any employment opportunity requiring the argumentation and critical analysis typical of a philosophical training, as well as knowledge related to the intersection between philosophy and the sciences of the mind.... [-]


MA in Philosophy

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 10 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

Studying the MA in Philosophy will hone your ability to think clearly and logically, and develop your writing, research and analytical skills. You will study texts from different periods and philosophical perspectives, including works by Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt; and you will investigate contemporary debates on environmental aesthetics, consciousness, global justice, emotion, and morality in politics. [+]

Studying the MA in Philosophy will hone your ability to think clearly and logically, and develop your writing, research and analytical skills.

You will study texts from different periods and philosophical perspectives, including works by Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt; and you will investigate contemporary debates on environmental aesthetics, consciousness, global justice, emotion, and morality in politics. Finally, you will undertake a substantial piece of independent research, writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Key features of the course Combines an in-depth study of philosophical texts and debates with a broad and diverse range of topics Examines texts by philosophers working at different times and from different perspectives Explores a variety of contemporary philosophical debates Develops valuable transferable skills that are highly prized in the workplace, including communication, problem-solving and self-management Excellent preparation for further study or research at doctoral level. Entry requirements ... [-]

Asian Philosophies and Cultures MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program is committed to integrative, cross-cultural study and research in Asian religions and philosophies from the classical period through the present and into the future. [+]

Asian Philosophies and Cultures MA and Ph.D. Programs

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program (APC) combines both classical and modern approaches to the study of Asian religious and philosophical traditions while addressing contemporary social issues.

Our program is based on the principle that spiritual transformation contributes to academic excellence. Within an integrative framework, students can choose to study Hinduism, Buddhism, or Chinese philosophy. Students study sacred texts and writings in historical context; they also explore cross-cultural hermeneutics, traditional religious practices, and Asian philosophical perspectives on fundamental issues—from well being to the environment.... [-]


Master of Arts in Analytic Philosophy

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Romania Bucharest

This is a two-year research master programme aiming to provide students with various useful skills and insights needed to do independent intellectual work in philosophy at postgraduate level. [+]

Overview

This is a two-year research master programme aiming to provide students with various useful skills and insights needed to do independent intellectual work in philosophy at postgraduate level. Some of our students want to acquire these skills and insights as preparation for a Ph.D. track, some plan to use them in another area of intellectual enterprise, and some are just curious and want to know what postgraduate studies in philosophy are like. But all of them are invited to participate in a lively research environment in which students are encouraged to interact with some of the best scholars in this field.

Generally, due to its focus on clear thought, cogent argumentation and elaborated criticism of philosophical accounts, Analytic Philosophy has proven to be an extremely useful instrument in the philosophical professional training. Our program fosters various valuable skills such as critical articulated thinking, accurate identification of the main tenets of a debate, minute analysis of the issues discussed, elaborated argumentation in favor of a point of view, and the rapid detection of fallacious arguments. Thus, students who do not wish to pursue an academic career in philosophy may still find many opportunities to apply later these skills in public institutions or companies where clear analytical thinking is a valuable asset.... [-]