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34 Masters Programs in 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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Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Science, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our ... [+]

About Us

The Faculty of Social Science, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our MPhil and PhD students are supervised by a Department-based scholar and choose additional supervisors from the same or other Departments, or other universities.

Our Global Distinctiveness Emphasis on trans-disciplinary problem-solving. Global diversity. Our current and recent graduates come from Hong Kong, China, and a further 14 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Financial and professional support for conference participation and overseas placements. Caring and cohesive graduate community. Our students have an effective voice in Faculty governance, and network with/ learn from peers from across our social sciences disciplines, all housed in one building. Opportunities to take courses and attend lecture across Hong Kong's universities and to access data and field across China and South East Asia. A flexible range of funding models including government scholarships, Faculty scholarships, and Department scholarship Programme Overview ... [-]
Hong Kong
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
Campus
University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty

This programme aims to prepare qualified specialists in the field of contemporary philosophy with a focus on philosophy in the social sciences. Philosophy is not conceive ... [+]

Degree: Graduate (Mgr.) Duration: 2 yrs (4 semesters) Form: Full-time Language: English Intake: September/February Tuition Fee: €1500/semester Scholarship: available Application Deadline: April 30/October 31 Location: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, EU Overview

This programme aims to prepare qualified specialists in the field of contemporary philosophy with a focus on philosophy in the social sciences.

Philosophy is not conceived as an isolated discipline but as a discipline in dialogue with the findings of the social sciences (and some natural sciences), especially sociology, cultural and social anthropology, political science, cognitive science etc.

Students are well oriented in international philosophical discussions and will understand international developments of philosophical issues. The Philosophical Faculty’s strength lies in core areas of analytic philosophy, especially the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
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Full-time
2 years
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Keele University

This is a combined taught and research degree in Philosophy, which will teach you how to successfully undertake research on philosophical topics of your interest. Apart f ... [+]

The M.Res. (Master of Research) degree is a combined taught and research degree, in which you take an advanced taught module in ‘Metaphilosophy’ (the study of the nature of philosophical inquiry) which is jointly taught by various staff on the programme. You will write a dissertation (about 20,000 words) and also undergo research training, which is assessed by portfolio. The focus on metaphilosophy is unique to Keele and makes for a fascinating course of study since the various staff who will teach you have very different views about the nature of philosophical inquiry. This degree is ideal for students who want the freedom to write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, while also receiving the guidance expected from a taught masters.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
USI Università della Svizzera italiana

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 cl ... [+]

The Master in Philosophy at USI:

Stands out for the international stature of its professors. Is research-oriented, aimed at preparing to the most demanding Ph.D. programs around the world. Has a clear focus in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Ancient Philosophy and Medieval Philosophy. Requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their presentation and discussion skills.

The MAP is a two-year graduate degree (120 ECTS; usual duration: 2 years).

The language of the program is English.

Structure and contents

The Master in Philosophy at USI aims to provide an absorbing grounding in a number of interrelated fields, combining contemporary research in Philosophy with Ancient and Medieval thought. Some courses are particularly concerned with the topic of time and existence, aiming at providing a full grasp of two central linked philosophical topics, which are both hot in the contemporary discussion and much debated by the ancient and medieval thinkers.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Lingnan University

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, et ... [+]

MPhil in Philosophy

Normal 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. Some of them are also seriously engaged in interdisciplinary work, in collaboration with researchers in artificial intelligence, education, linguistics, and mathematics. 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, and Philosophy of Science).... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
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Full-time
18 - 36 months
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University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)

The Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy focuses on European philosophy from Descartes to the present day. It is specially designed for international stu ... [+]

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.... [-]

Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Groningen

Results of the National Student Assessment (NSE) show that our students are very satisfied with the contents of the Research Master in Philosophy and that they value the ... [+]

What is consciousness? What is the relation between truth and democracy? If our world is mechanistic, how could chances ever exist?

Students will further train the philosophical knowledge and skills they developed in their Bachelor's degree program and are encouraged to engage in philosophical discussions at a deeper level.

Master's students in Philosophy can choose from three specializations:

Theoretical Philosophy History of Philosophy Ethics of Social and Political Philosophy

The program is concluded with a thesis on a topic of your choice.

The Master's program in Philosophy is offered both on a full-time and part-time basis.

Holland Scholarship

Admitted prospective students from outside the EU/EEA can apply for the Holland Scholarship. Please find information on eligibility and how to apply on our Holland Scholarship page (deadline for 1st call is on 1 February; the deadline for 2nd call is on 1 May).... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Epistemology, Mind and Language offers students the opportunity to investigate topics including normativity, intentionality, representation, consciousness, r ... [+]

The MLitt in Epistemology, Mind and Language offers students the opportunity to investigate topics including normativity, intentionality, representation, consciousness, rules, thought, and reason and rationality.

The MLitt in Epistemology, Mind and Language is a one-year taught postgraduate programme run by St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP), taught by staff from both the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling. It focuses on topics within epistemology, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. Classes are available which cover normativity, intentionality, representation, consciousness, rules, thought, and reason and rationality.

Highlights Philosophy at St Andrews was ranked top in Scotland and fifth in the UK in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014. St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme was ranked the third best Philosophy programme in the UK in the latest Philosophical Gourmet Report. A range of modules is available with a specific focus on epistemology, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. Supervisors at both St Andrews and Stirling are available to oversee the MLitt dissertation. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Stirling

This Masters course is part of the SASP programme - which is Scotland's leading centre for graduate study in Philosophy, and one of the highest-ranked and largest philoso ... [+]

Overview

This Masters course is part of the SASP programme - which is Scotland's leading centre for graduate study in Philosophy, and one of the highest-ranked and largest philosophy schools in the United Kingdom. It also has an outstanding placement record for its graduates.

The course is primarily designed for recent philosophy graduates, and serves as a preparatory year for entry to postgraduate research by giving you a firm foundation of general understanding and skills in philosophy. Those skills will give you a sound basis for philosophical research.

The MLitt is a one-year taught course delivered mainly in St Andrews by staff from both universities. After gaining the MLitt, you may progress to a PhD at either Stirling or at St Andrews. Previous graduates have also gone on to leading institutions in the UK and abroad.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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Full-time
12 months
Campus
SOAS University of London

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-timeThe SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialise in.

In addition to individual supervision the Department offers research training at various levels: an obligatory research writing workshop which prepares year 1 MPhil students for their upgrade to the PhD level; a weekly seminar for PhD students in years 2 and 3 to discuss work in progress and receive feedback before submitting their thesis; a departmental research seminar in which both staff and students present papers on their research projects and discuss them in an interdisciplinary setting. Students also have the opportunity to attend seminars, lectures, and conferences offered by the various specialist Centres relating to their particular fields. These centres run regular evening lecture series, workshops, and conferences which host visiting speakers from other universities in Britain, Europe, and globally.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Arts

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 a ... [+]

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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Sweden Gothenburg
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

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 in ... [+]

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.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague 5
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German
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The two year Master's specialization in Philosophy, Bioethics and Health will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to deal with ethical issues in health c ... [+]

The need for interdisciplinary reflection is growing as developments within society lead to new challenges in health care. For example shifts in responsibility: 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. In the Philosophy, Bioethics and Health programme, you will acquire expertise in the area where medical ethics meets neuroscience and mental health. The expertise you will acquire at VU Amsterdam is not covered by other Master’s programmes in the Netherlands. It is the result of close collaboration between Faculty of Philosophy at VU Amsterdam and the Department of Medical Humanities at VU Medical Center, and the backgrounds of the course coordinators and academic staff. If you have a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, Medicine, or Psychology, the programme is a great opportunity to obtain two Master’s degrees: one in philosophy and one in your original discipline. Graduates with two Master’s degrees are of great value to many health-care organisations. With Philosophy,... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full-time
2 years
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Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

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 ... [+]

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 speci... [-]
Russia Kaliningrad
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Al-Mustafa Open University

Islamic ethics discusses and provides principles and guidelines for living on the basis of moralities using Islamic teachings in all stages of life in the world. This pro ... [+]

Course title: Islamic Studies Area of Interest: Philosophy of Ethics Degree level: Master’s Number of Units: 46 units (42-course units and 4 units for the Thesis) Language of Presentation: Arabic, Persian, English Length of Course: 5 Semesters (comprised of 3 semesters, education - 2 semesters, thesis) Tuition: N/A Method of teaching: Online education + Online revision classes Target Audience: Those who are interested in Islamic Ethics course with orientation of philosophy of Ethics (Iranians residing in Iran and non-Iranians) About the program

Islamic ethics discusses and provides principles and guidelines for living on the basis of moralities using Islamic teachings in all stages of life in the world. This program provides an introduction to the ideas of the thinkers of ethics of other schools of thoughts. About the Area of Interest Philosophy of Ethics is considered one of the areas of Philosophy since it introduces the fundamental issues of Moralities such as recognizing the right and the wrong issues, the distinction between good and evil issues, recognition of the virtues, and introduces the concepts and the nature of ethical statements.... [-]

Iran Qom
September 2020
Full-time
5 semesters
Online