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 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. [+]

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... [-]

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. This full-time study program comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years). All philosophy courses are in English. It is possible for students to earn their degree by taking courses in English only. Structure and contents 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. It aims to provide an absorbing grounding in a number of interrelated fields, to equip students with several skills of great value in the job-market, and to qualify students for teaching positions at high schools as well as at lower levels,... [-]

Master of Philosophy

Bond University
Campus Full time 104 weeks January 2018 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... [-]

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 especially 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 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... [-]

Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

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

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... [-]

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. 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. At the postgraduate level, students can acquire degrees of Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Agrégé of Higher Education in 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. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. 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$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2017 to 26 January 2018. 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... [-]

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). acquired competence ability to work in interdisciplinary project teams, including as the head; the ability to quickly learn new subject areas, identify contradictions, problems and develop alternative solutions; ability to develop scenarios of social processes; knowledge of methods of scientific research, the ability to formulate goals of scientific research and in-depth development thereof; the possibility of solving the complex problems of development and analytical support for the implementation of strategic development programs in the cultural, political and economic spheres; design and implementation of practice-oriented political and cultural projects and programs, including the program of strategic development of the regions taking into account the interests of the various economic and political subjects. Competitive advantages interdisciplinary and integrative (the program is being prepared "universalists" - the program does not narrow professional profile, and extending it); attractive for undergraduate different profiles sociohumanitarian preparation; training analysts generalists, capable of formulating and solving interdisciplinary problems. The area of ​​professional... [-]

Master's Degree In Research In Philosophy

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The University Interuniversity Master's Degree in Research in Philosophy is an Official Master's Program that arises from a transformation of the masters in Philosophy offered by the different universities that participate. On the one hand, it is a transformation of the Master's Program in Contemporary Philosophy and its historical presuppositions, currently taught in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Murcia (verified by ANECA) and the Master of Research in Philosophy, taught in the Faculty of Philosophy Of the University of La Laguna (and also verified by ANECA). The master's degree is unique for the 3 universities. The offer of all subjects will be the same for the 3 universities. [+]

The University Interuniversity Master's Degree in Research in Philosophy is an Official Master's Program that arises from a transformation of the masters in Philosophy offered by the different universities that participate. On the one hand, it is a transformation of the Master's Program in Contemporary Philosophy and its historical presuppositions, currently taught in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Murcia (verified by ANECA) and the Master of Research in Philosophy, taught in the Faculty of Philosophy Of the University of La Laguna (and also verified by ANECA). The master's degree is unique for the 3 universities. The offer of all subjects will be the same for the 3 universities.... [-]


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. 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... [-]

Tinbergen Institute Master of Philosophy in Economics (by Research)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The MPhil in Economics is an intensive two-year Research Master's programme in economics, econometrics and finance. [+]

The MPhil in Economics is an intensive two-year Research Master's programme in economics, econometrics and finance.

The programme is conducted at the Tinbergen Institute (TI), giving students the opportunity to obtain a thorough grounding in economics and to develop their own projects in an engaged, research-focused environment. The Master of Philosophy in Economics prepares students to pursue a PhD, preferably at one of the faculties cooperating with TI.

Tinbergen Institute

The Tinbergen Institute (TI) is a school for research and graduate education run jointly by the Economics Faculties of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).... [-]


MPhil/PhD in Philosophy specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The MPhil/PhD in Philosophy is for students who want to embark on a course of sustained study and research at a high level of academic achievement, whether they are looking to support their career development or pursue areas of personal interest. There are four areas of particular expertise within the Philosophy research unit at the University: ancient philosophy, post-Kantian continental philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of... [+]

Philosophy specialisms - MPhil / PhD The MPhil/PhD in Philosophy is for students who want to embark on a course of sustained study and research at a high level of academic achievement, whether they are looking to support their career development or pursue areas of personal interest. There are four areas of particular expertise within the Philosophy research unit at the University: ancient philosophy, post-Kantian continental philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Study will consist of research into a specific subject area relevant to your chosen field and will be agreed with your supervisor during the application process. Careers & professional development The study of philosophy at doctorate level will support your career development in academia. Alternatively, you may be interested in further study to fulfil your personal aspirations and interests. You will find teaching staff, in our small and friendly department, are very approachable and extremely supportive of your personal and academic requirements, whatever your goals and ambitions. Subject overview In the 2008 government-led research assessment exercise (RAE), current research in philosophy at the University was recognised as being of international excellence and significance. The Philosophy research unit is part of the School of Arts, Media and Education. Tutors are recognised authorities in their field and all have published numerous books and articles. The unit is small and friendly and teaching staff are relaxed, approachable and very supportive. Research topics Your selected field of study will be in an area in which the Philosophy research unit has acknowledged... [-]

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... [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Degree In Philosophy: Human Condition And Transcendence

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 Spain Madrid + 1 more

This Master the challenge of thinking humanity in a radical way with its lights and shadows, trying to critically analyze what answers can be given to the various crises of meaning of which we are contemporaries is proposed. To do this, explore the great potential of philosophical anthropology, ethics, aesthetics, phenomenology of religion, philosophy of science and language and metaphysics contribute to the development of a renewed understanding and deep of the human condition and the possibilities of its openness to transcendence. [+]

Master in Philosophy: Human Condition and Transcendence In the complex world in which we live, increasingly diverse and opposed to the question of the meaning answers sometimes arise. We believe it is urgent to analyze the truth of what they are believed and investigate what is the basis of human dignity. This Master the challenge of thinking humanity in a radical way with its lights and shadows, trying to critically analyze what answers can be given to the various crises of meaning of which we are contemporaries is proposed. To do this, explore the great potential of philosophical anthropology, ethics, aesthetics, phenomenology of religion, philosophy of science and language and metaphysics contribute to the development of a renewed understanding and deep of the human condition and the possibilities of its openness to transcendence. Admission Admission Profile The recommended entry profile is that of a person interested in acquiring advanced knowledge about the process of research in philosophy, especially on issues related to the possibility of opening of the human condition to transcendence. It should be already graduated or licensed. It should preferably be a graduate or graduate in Philosophy, Theology, History, Humanities, Philology, Literature, Sociology or Psychology. Admission requirements Being in possession of a Spanish official university degree or another issued by a local institution of higher education in the European Higher Education Area entitling for access to the teachings of the master. Or hold a Bachelor's degree, architect or engineer under the previous one established in the RD 1393/2007... [-]

MRes Philosophy

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and [+]

Masters in Philosophy. This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research. CORE MODULES - Knowledge and Reality - Research Skills in Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES - Ethics - Political Philosophy - Logic and Language - Mind and Psychology - Reason and Religion Entry An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in philosophy or in another appropriate subject Interim awards - PGCert Philosophy - PGDip Philosophy Course length - 1 years full-time - 2 years part-time [-]