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 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. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. 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... [-]

International Master Of Photography, Art And Contemporary Thought

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time 9 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The International Master of Photography, Art and Contemporary Thought - current, ambitious and career - it is designed for artists, researchers and cultural agents who see their activity as a fundamental element of social development and wish to register their thinking and practice in a production framework and exchange of critical knowledge and postdisciplinario. [+]

The International Master of Photography, Art and Contemporary Thought - Current, ambitious and career - is designed for artists, researchers and cultural agents who see their activity as a fundamental element of social development and wish to register their reflection and practice in a framework of production and exchange of critical knowledge and postdisciplinario. At the core of the program is the belief that photography, as well as being characterized by its interdependence with infinite fields of knowledge, is unique among the visual arts for their ability to bind and catalyze refreshingly unexpected and theoretical reflection and action; reality and representation; speeches and technologies; imagination and experience; forms and functions; knowledge and behaviors. Summary Qualification: Master Degree Credits: 40 ECTS Hours: Check Mode: Barcelona Language: Castilian and English Semester: October to June. GOALS The objective of the Master, designed around the concept of transpedagogía, is to offer its participants - from the perspective of making art, specifically fotográfico- a personal and collective keys to understand and manage innovatively active and social, cultural and political issues today . By mastering the whole process of creating meaning, dialogue with a global community of artists and thinkers, and exploring new possibilities arising from the tension between new and old ideals and problems, students in the Master will develop as artists socially and politically aware, as protagonists of contemporary culture, as spokesmen evolved a way of thinking and acting. CURRICULUM The master's program shuns classical structures and is structured around themes and areas of... [-]

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... [-]

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 2017 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... [-]

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’s degree in Comparative Modern Culture ( taught in Italian )

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Bergamo

OBJECTIVES: The acquisition of a full understanding of the history, philological study and criticism of Western art and literature; The comparative study of these traditions from a comparative point-of-view, paying attention to the contact and interconnections between the major Western European and American cultural traditions, from classical era to present day; ... [+]

Masters in Philosophy. OBJECTIVES The acquisition of a full understanding of the history, philological study and criticism of Western art and literature The comparative study of these traditions from a comparative point-of-view, paying attention to the contact and interconnections between the major Western European and American cultural traditions, from classical era to present day The synchronic and diachronic study of works that may be distant in time, space, culture and genre, using the theory and methodology of comparative studies. CAREER OPPORTUNITES The course aims to produce an adaptable professional, capable of teaching literature and of continuing literary and historical reserch and also of working in qualified posts requiring a thorough comparative understanding of the most important contemporary cultures (posts in the areas of publishing and communications, journalism, public relations, literary and specialist translation) or those requiring the knowledge of new communication theories and technologies (in the areas of archives, libraries, public arts administration, cultural centres and foundations and specialist cultural study unit, public and private, in Italy and abroad). CURRICULA Literature Literature, Fine and Visual Arts Philology, History and Education Philosophy ENROLMENT REQUISITES Recognition of 140 credits of 180 obtained during the undergraduate degree course. ADMISSION A Three-Year First level Degree or equivalent. ENTRY TESTS Individual interview. [-]

Master's Degree In Research In Philosophy

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. [+]

The University Interuniversity Master's Degree in Research in Philosophy Is an Official Master 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. Specials / Itineraries: Specialization in Contemporary Philosophy and Science. Historical budgets. Specialty in Philosophical Keys to understand the present. Specialization in Language, Mind and Science Specialization in Ethics and Politics. Specialty in Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts. Specialization in Ideas and problems of the contemporary world. Admission profile The Master in Research in Philosophy is aimed at: 1. Graduates and graduates in Philosophy. 2. Graduates and graduates in the area of ​​social sciences, philology and humanities. 3. Other graduates or graduates of diverse origin with degree equivalent or above grade. For the profiles 2 and 3 of admission, the Academic Commission will study the formative coherence of the (non-philosophical) studies, which, depending on the chosen Master's Specialization, will be able to reorientate the chosen training itineraries. This reorientation is not prescriptive but rather indicative, since the formative complements... [-]

MPhil Humanities

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The one-year Master of Philosophy in Humanities offers an academically rigorous, one year full-time or two year part-time “research preparation” Master’s programme focussed on your interests, available across a broad range of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in a programme uniquely suited to interdisciplinary research. [+]

Masters in Philosophy. The one-year Master of Philosophy in Humanities offers an academically rigorous, one year full-time or two year part-time “research preparation” Master’s programme focussed on your interests, available across a broad range of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in a programme uniquely suited to interdisciplinary research. It gives you the opportunity to undertake an extended piece of research within a programme of study designed in collaboration between you and your supervisor(s). It can be pursued as an end in itself for personal or career development or as a stepping-stone to doctoral study (PhD). Course objectives The MPhil offers you the opportunity to pursue a personalised, tailor-made programme of Master’s study in a structured, interdisciplinary, and research-driven environment. The programme is designed to enable you to become a well-trained researcher in a Humanities subject area, showing strong capacity for self-directed work and initiative. Should you wish to go on to study for a PhD, the programme enables you to demonstrate fitness in undertaking doctoral research. But it also qualifies you with specialised expertise at the postgraduate level for a professional career within a wide range of employment areas. Structure and content Studying for the one-year MPhil in Humanities, students develop, in conjunction with their supervisor(s), their own research agenda from beginning to end. The programme follows two semesters - which run from mid-September to late December and from January to the end of May - and a summer period for dissertation writing. The programme is composed... [-]

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 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 ... [-]

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. [+]

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 done individually, but... [-]

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... [-]

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. [-]

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... [+]

Masters in Philosophy. 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... [-]