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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Master of Arts in Language and Lingustics, Rhetoric

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

As a student with specialisation in Rhetoric, you will deepen and problematise your practical and theoretical knowledge in rhetoric through exercises and studies of rhetorical theory from Aristotle to contemporary rhetoricians. [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

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Master in Philosophical Counselling and Consultancy

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

The Philosophical Counseling and Consultancy Masters Programme taught in English is the first MA programme of this kind in Central-Eastern Europe, providing up-to-date knowledge and skills that can be professionally employed in support of persons, groups and organizations facing existential, relational, ethical, or decisional problems. [+]

The Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences is the youngest and most dynamic of the faculties of the West University of Timisoara, being created in 1999. Most of our students study international relations, public relations, communication and journalism. Teaching takes place in Romanian, English and German. The faculty has nine bachelor programs, six master programs and two doctoral programs, in political science and in philosophy. At present, there are few programs of this type in the world, and ours is the only taught in English in Europe. Our 2-year MA’s main purpose is the intense and comprehensive high-quality certified formation of well-trained professionals in applied/practical philosophy, which include philosophical counselling and consultancy for individuals and organizations, ethical counselling, and philosophy for children. Employing solid philosophical knowledge and general counselling skills, the successful graduates will facilitate the thinking of a client or group of people via the five methods generated by philosophy: critical thinking, conceptual analysis, phenomenology, thought experiments, and creative thinking. Main course titles Philosophical tools of argumentation Deliberation and critical reasoning Care and responsibility ethics Practical ethics Biographic narrative in philosophical counselling Corporate communication Counselling skills Philosophy with children General principles of Psychopatholoy Psychiatry and Clinical Semiology Clinical observation Skills & tools for philosophical counselling in practice Active listening and observation in philosophical dialogue Supervised individual and group counselling Potential labour market positions following graduation Increasinly sought worldwide, especially in helping with logical-philosophical, axiological, and ethical analysis and foundation of decision-making; social and multicultural relations; and ethical... [-]

MPhil in Philosophy

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 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... [-]

MA in Philosophy (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Training in art of thinking (clear reasoning, critical analysis, deciphering complex subjects etc.). [+]

The International Research Master's programme in Philosophy constitutes the first professional step towards the acquisition of on the one hand, an ability to analyse complex issues logically and conceptually and, on the other, an ability to document their conclusions in clear and persuasive language.

The programme

The International Research Master's programme in Philosophy is a two-year course, which Radboud University offers jointly with Tilburg University. It was established for students of proven ability who wish to prepare for an academic career in philosophy. The programmes offered by the Nijmegen Research Institute for Philosophy were in 2006 rated high to excellent in the latest evaluation by an international commission of peers. You will receive expert supervision in continental, analytic and historical approaches to philosophy and, if you intend to embark on an academic career, this course will give you the necessary research skills.... [-]

MPhil in Humanities

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The MPhil program provides training for students who intend to pursue careers in teaching and research. It can be an end in itself or serve as preparation for a PhD research degree. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history and anthropology, or philosophy and religion. Coursework and the completion of a thesis are required. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level program in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, program-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees. Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research. The MPhil program provides training for students who intend to pursue careers in teaching and research. It can be an end in itself or serve as preparation for a PhD research degree. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history and anthropology, or philosophy and religion. Coursework and the completion of a thesis are required. Research Foci In Humanities, our foci are Chinese economic and social history, comparative history of environment and technology, European intellectual and cultural history, and history of Sino-foreign relations, Chinese linguistics and history of Chinese language and dialects, Chinese philosophy (Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism), political and moral philosophy, comparative philosophy of East and West, Chinese literature, comparative literature, animation and film studies, and cultural studies, and cultural anthropology on rural and urban South China. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; ii. English Language Admission Requirements You have to fulfill English... [-]

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. [+]

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 dissertation proposal prior... [-]

Master in German and French Philosophy

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. 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 programme 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. Scholarship 350 Euro [-]

Master in Liberal Arts

University of St. Thomas
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston + 1 more

The Master in Liberal Arts degree at the University of St. Thomas is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. [+]

The Master in Liberal Arts degree is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. Choose from 18 different areas of study to customize a degree program that fits your interests and goals.

Choice – Freedom – FlexibilityThe 36-credit-hour Master in Liberal Arts (MLA) program appeals to a diverse group of students who seek professional advancement, admission into doctoral programs or personal enrichment. We offer conveniently scheduled classes. Enhance your degree through study abroad and internship opportunities.

Areas of Concentration

Applied Music Art History Catholic Studies Communication Drama English French General Psychology History International Studies Irish Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Medieval Studies Philosophy Political Science Russian Studies Spanish Social Justice Studies Theology ... [-]

Tinbergen Institute Master of Philosophy in Economics (by Research)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

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

Tinbergen Institute Master of Philosophy in Economics (by Research)

 

Language of instruction: English

Starts in: September

The Master of Philosophy 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 in collaboration with the Economics Faculties of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), VU University Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).The TI is committed to offering excellent Master's programmes in economics, econometrics and finance. Admission to the programme is therefore limited to only the best students. The maximum intake is 30 students a year, with roughly 50% recruited from other countries. The lecturers are leading researchers in the three participating faculties.The TI has independent offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Each student is assigned a desk and a computer. The research atmosphere is active and dynamic.... [-]


MPhil/PhD in Philosophy specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 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's - Philosophy, Politics And Economics

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. 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... [-]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought; political sociology Economic and urban sociology; housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society; income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies; religion Comparative policy including international education 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$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be... [-]

Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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: Philosophy of Neurosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans .. [+]

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans. Neuroscience has already changed the view we have on ourselves. This programme offers an answer to a need for responsible scientists, scientists who are sensitive to the conceptual issues in their own specific subdomain and who are, on the other hand, able to reflect and communicate about the broader implications of their field, clinical as well as societal. We aim at philosophy in neuroscience instead of philosophy about neuroscience. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME The curriculum of PNS includes 30 ec in Philosophy, 36 ec in Neuroscience, 42 ec in Philosophy of Neuroscience, and 12 ec for the individual Master’s thesis, at the total of 120 ec. For details of the curriculum, please consult the website at www.vu.nl/philosophy SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The programme of PNS is open for Master and Research-Master students in Neuroscience. The programme instruction is in English. [-]

Master's Degree In Philosophy: Human Condition And Transcendence

Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. 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... [-]