The Faculty of Human Sciences (FHS) of Charles University in Prague offers Master and Ph.D. programs in philosophy in German. The focus is on the interdisciplinary and intercultural networking of philosophy: Against the background of basic questions on phenomenological philosophy, philosophical anthropology, and contemporary philosophy, the courses deal with analyzes of epochal thresholds, intercultural philosophy, the philosophy of art and the interdisciplinary project of an ecological philosophy. to open up new perspectives on fundamental questions of economics as well as ecology. In this orientation, the courses are also of interest to all those who deal with cultural studies and theories of cultures. The central concern is not simply to presuppose concepts of 'culture', but to question them philosophically.
The special advantages of studying in Prague are small working groups and intensive individual care. All services to be provided by the students, such as term papers, papers, and theses (master theses and dissertations) can be prepared in German. It is also possible to attend courses in Czech, French, and English. In workshop seminars, students have the opportunity to present their own projects right from the start. From the beginning, the students are also supported in the publication of their own work. The faculty also grants scholarships that can be used to finance stays abroad for research purposes within the scope of a master's or doctoral thesis. As a basic rule, students should be encouraged according to their own philosophical interests so that they can maximize them.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
- Send us a letter of motivation and a technical article written by you in German (e.g. your bachelor thesis or an already published article) before the registration deadline. The text should be at least 15 pages long and serves as proof of your knowledge, your abilities and your talent for the study of philosophy. The decision as to whether the submitted application documents meet the stated requirements lies with the Dean of the Faculty.
- Send us a notarized copy of your bachelor's degree. If you have obtained your degree outside the Czech Republic, you must have it officially nostrified by the Czech Ministry of Education or send your documents for an official recognition process conducted by the faculty itself.
Conditions for admission
Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed BA education confirmed by a diploma.
Submitting an online application before the deadline (July 31st, 2019)
Recommended literature, sample questions
Our graduates have a thorough knowledge of the history of German and French philosophy of the 18th and 19th centuries, classical and modern phenomenology in Germany and France, and other relevant forms of contemporary philosophy rendered in German and/or French. They are knowledgeable about the perception of, and response to these philosophical trends in the Czech milieu. This study program prepares our graduates for follow-up doctoral studies, and can be relevantly applied in academic and scientific institutions as our graduates are qualified – owing to their specialized training and communicative and language skills – to meet the specific demands of cultural and political management of the state and non-governmental sectors, at home and abroad, in the media and in publishing.
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