Masters Programs in Philosophy

Compare 24 Masters Programs in Philosophy

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 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Philosophy

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano Mendrisio + 1 more

The Master in Philosophy at USI aims to allow students to deepen their understanding of philosophical problems, to develop the ability to think, argue, write and speak clearly and effectively, and to become acquainted with aspects of current research in philosophy and the history of philosophy. [+]

The Master in Philosophy at USI differs from many other philosophy programs:

It offers courses in contemporary analytic philosophy and in the history of philosophy, ancient and medieval, which are designed to complement each other. Its focus is on theoretical philosophy and its history - especially on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. It has a strong thematic unity; the topic of the 2017-8 Master is time - the metaphysics of time, temporal consciousness, the logic and linguistics of time, the philosophy of history, the nature of narratives, time and social ontology. It requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their discussion skills in class. It offers courses in philosophy for up to at least 105 ECTS. ... [-]

Master of Philosophy

Bond University
Campus Full time 104 weeks January 2019 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. [+]

BOND BUSINESS SCHOOL

ENTRY REQUIREMENTSEntry 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 DESCRIPTIONThe 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).... [-]


Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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 2018 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

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


Master In Philosophy

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Congo, DR Kinshasa

The basic studies are spread over five years, that is to say 3 years of license and 2 years of Master. The degree program can be supplemented by that of the Agregation of secondary education of the higher degree which empowers the licensee in Philosophy to teach in the secondary schools. [+]

The main objective of the Faculty of Philosophy is to contribute to the training of professional philosophers and to have, as one of the main centers of interest and reflection, man in general and the religious phenomenon of Africa in particular. The program of philosophical training tends to give the student the breadth and vigor of mind necessary for a philosophical and scientific apprehension of African society, thought, wisdom and spirituality.

The faculty thus intends to help its students to enter into dialogue with theologians and other scholars. The beneficiaries of such training are at the service of the Church and the Nation in various sectors of education and for all other national development tasks for which they are trained.... [-]


Master in German and French Philosophy

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

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. [+]

Language: German

Profile of the graduate

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.... [-]


Master's Degree In Logic And Philosophy Of Science

Universidad de La Laguna
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

This master's degree is interuniversity and is taught in a total of 6 universities, you can find more information about the master on the website of the University of Salamanca. [+]

This master's degree is interuniversity and is taught in a total of 6 universities, you can find more information about the master on the website of the University of Salamanca.

Justification title

The MU in Logic and Philosophy of Science by the Universities of Salamanca, A Coruña, Granada, La Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia and Valladolid, began to be taught in the 2006-07 academic year. The number of registered in the successive promotions has been: 2007-2008; 24 enrolled, 2008-2009; 30 enrolled, 2009-2010; 33 enrolled, 2010-2011; 42 enrolled and 2011-2012; 36 enrolled, which seems to indicate the need that existed to implement this type of studies in the area.

The studies traditionally located within the Area of ​​Logic and Philosophy of Science are present in all those centers in which PhDs associated with the Philosophy Degree are taught. In some cases this fact is reflected in their own programs and, in others, in the inclusion of specific courses within more general programs. The training that requires research in Logic and Philosophy of Science is complex and demanding with the student. The level of training that can be achieved in a master in which only a few subjects of the area appear is clearly insufficient to develop a thesis with ease and become an informed and original researcher at an international level. It also requires a high technical and theoretical level, especially in regard to the scientific content of their subjects, and a broad domain of general resources, we think about the... [-]


MLitt in Philosophy

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


MPhil in Philosophy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time September 2018 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).... [-]


Master in Logic

University of Gothenburg: Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

Logic is traditionally defined as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning, but today many logicians see logic as a more general study of formal systems and their applications. [+]

Logic, Master’s Program


Logic is traditionally defined as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning, but today many logicians see logic as a more general study of formal systems and their applications. The conceptual frameworks and tools developed by pure research in modern logic have found many applications in diverse disciplines studying formal languages and systems, e.g., software engineering and computational linguistics.



As an academic subject logic is genuinely interdisciplinary and located on the border between Philosophy, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Linguistics. The exchange is active and mutually beneficial. Logic is nowadays an active international area of study and research also in mathematics, computer science, and linguistics.
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Master in Philosophy: Philosophy, Bioethics and Health (2 years)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s specialization in Philosophy, Bioethics and Health will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to deal with ethical issues in health care and health-care policy.You will learn how to reflect on practical problems from a medical, moral, legal, political and economic perspective. [+]

Master in Philosophy, Bioethics, and Health (Specialization of Philosophy, 2 years)

The Master’s specialization in Philosophy, Bioethics and Health will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to deal with ethical issues in health care and health-care policy.You will learn how to reflect on practical problems from a medical, moral, legal, political and economic perspective.The need for interdisciplinary reflection is growing as developments within society lead to new challenges in health care. Take the shifts in responsibility for example patients are expected to take greater responsibility for their own health and to ‘manage themselves’ and insurers are becoming responsible for both the cost and the quality of health-care provisions. In addition, there are many rapid scientific and technological developments to take into account: from knowledge of the genetic basis of diseases, pre-implantation diagnosis and IVF, to the use of plastic surgery for aesthetic enhancement. Then there are the problems of just allocation caused by the growing number of treatment options for all kinds of diseases and the growing number of people living well into old age. Such developments cause a change in the medical ethical agenda.... [-]


Research Master in Philosophy

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

The Research Master Philosophy offers you the opportunity to work with leading scholars in the history of philosophy, practical philosophy and theoretical philosophy. It prepares you for an academic career but also teaches useful skills for other jobs. [+]

What is freedom and why is it valuable? What makes an argument convincing? How do body and mind interact?

Philosophy is the systematic study of fundamental questions. Students are trained to think and write in a clear manner about topics such as the relations between mind, body and cognition, the nature and basis of moral judgments, the limits of knowledge, or the principles of social justice.

The Research Master Philosophy offers you the opportunity to work with leading scholars in the history of philosophy, practical philosophy and theoretical philosophy. It prepares you for an academic career but also teaches useful skills for other jobs.

The programme offers a core curriculum on philosophical problems related to ongoing research in the faculty, as well as many opportunities to pursue your own interests.... [-]


Master's - Philosophy, Politics And Economics

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Vladivostok

The program is aimed at the formation of the competences that allow for interdisciplinary research in the field of socio-humanitarian knowledge, implement knowledge management in interdisciplinary and international teams, examine complex social projects. It reflects the current trends of the globalized world, epistemic revolution in modern social science, the need for "global vision» (global vision), metodologizatsii modern scientific knowledge in solving political and economic problems. [+]

Program Overview

The program is aimed at the formation of the competences that allow for interdisciplinary research in the field of socio-humanitarian knowledge, implement knowledge management in interdisciplinary and international teams, examine complex social projects. It reflects the current trends of the globalized world, epistemic revolution in modern social science, the need for "global vision» (global vision), metodologizatsii modern scientific knowledge in solving political and economic problems.

The classical program in the field of social sciences and humanities, being implemented in many well-known universities (Oxford, Leiden University, University of Hamburg, University of York, Western Washington University). ... [-]


Philosophy of I. Kant and modern Kantianism

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Kaliningrad

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years. The study load of the master’s programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS points. [+]

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years.

The study load of the master’s programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS points.

The programme is meant

to train masters of philosophy, who are able to demonstrate the structure of one of the most difficult and well-developed philosophic systems, the author of which succeeded in the implementation of the “great synthesis” of the foundational ideas and oppositions that are connected with them in the history of philosophy; to train specialists in philosophy having a grip on the specifics of Kantianism as a special form of Kant’s ideas perception in the history of philosophy. [-]