Masters Program in Philosophy in Europe

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Philosophy

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

The study of philosophy is a pursuit of wisdom. It involves a type of thinking that is comprehensive and critical, and seeks to answer questions of reason, understanding, knowledge, emotion, values, rationality and different beliefs. Philosophy education may be beneficial for careers in law, politics, civil service and journalism.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Tromsø

The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular, syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. [+]

The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular, syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages.

The Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics covers graduate level studies in theoretical linguistics and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor's level. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular, syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. Students will develop insight into the structure of language, comparative aspects of linguistic research, social and geographic variation, the historical development of languages and language acquisition. At the Master's level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Master's Thesis or two article-length papers.... [-]


Master in Logic

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

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

Logic, Master’s Program


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



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

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. ... [-]

MPhil in Philosophy

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This one-year full-time course provides the foundation for advanced research in philosophy. The MPhil in Philosophy is a broad and intellectually challenging postgraduate course for students with a background in philosophy or related disciplines with a strong philosophy component. [+]

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce that a Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Masters Studentship will be awarded to an incoming student in the MPhil in Philosophy programme in academic year 2016/17.

The value of the studentship is a €5,000 contribution towards MPhil in Philosophy tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) for the 2016/17 academic year. The Faculty’s studentship aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Eligibility

This studentship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to the MPhil in Philosophy programme, for admission in September 2016. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place in this programme by 15 June 2016.... [-]


Research Master in Philosophy

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

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

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

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

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

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


Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

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

Study programme

The Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy focuses on European philosophy from Descartes to the present day. To our knowledge, this is the only existing Master’s programme that has a specialisation in this field of philosophy. It is specially designed for international students who have a special interest and who aim for a first-class education in modern and contemporary European philosophy.

The programme offers an in-depth study of European philosophy beginning with classical rationalism and empiricism, moving on to Kant and German Idealism, and concluding with the 20th century and contemporary philosophy.

The programme is unique since it includes credited language courses that give students the opportunity to improve on their knowledge of French and German, it offers credited internships that connect students with the job market, and finally, it includes interdisciplinary course options in other fields like history, politics, or literature.... [-]


Master in German and French Philosophy

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

Our graduates have a thorough knowledge of the history of German and French philosophy of the 18th and 19th centuries, classical and modern phenomenology in Germany and France, and other relevant forms of contemporary philosophy rendered in German and/or French. They are knowledgeable about the perception of, and response to these philosophical trends in the Czech milieu. [+]

Language: German

Profile of the graduate

Our graduates have a thorough knowledge of the history of German and French philosophy of the 18th and 19th centuries, classical and modern phenomenology in Germany and France, and other relevant forms of contemporary philosophy rendered in German and/or French. They are knowledgeable about the perception of, and response to these philosophical trends in the Czech milieu. This study program prepares our graduates for follow-up doctoral studies, and can be relevantly applied in academic and scientific institutions as our graduates are qualified – owing to their specialized training and communicative and language skills – to meet the specific demands of cultural and political management of the state and non-governmental sectors, at home and abroad, in the media and in publishing.... [-]


Master's Degree In Philosophy (MFIL)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Palma de Mallorca

The University Master's Degree in Philosophy is a higher degree aimed at advanced student training that covers the fundamental areas of studies in philosophy: history of philosophy, theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy and philosophy of science. Integrated into the Spanish and European educational frameworks, this degree aims to provide students with the necessary skills to carry out solved an autonomous research task, continue their studies or improve in their work environment. It also offers advanced and updated training in the areas of knowledge that comprise it. [+]

What does it consist of?

The University Master's Degree in Philosophy is a higher degree aimed at advanced student training that covers the fundamental areas of studies in philosophy: history of philosophy, theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy and philosophy of science. Integrated into the Spanish and European educational frameworks, this degree aims to provide students with the necessary skills to carry out solved an autonomous research task, continue their studies or improve in their work environment. It also offers advanced and updated training in the areas of knowledge that comprise it. The curriculum of this degree has been designed to achieve greater efficiency in the use of time and effort of the students, as well as for the learning process to be coherent and the final and specialized training.... [-]


Master's Degree In Logic And Philosophy Of Science

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

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

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

Justification title

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

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


Master in Philosophy: Philosophy, Bioethics and Health (2 years)

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

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

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

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


Master of Philosophical Studies (MPHILSTUD)

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This two-year full-time (three to four years part-time) in-depth study is for students considering further research in the subject. The deeper grounding in philosophy than the MA Philosophy will allow you time [+]

This two-year full-time (three to four years part-time) in-depth study is for students considering further research in the subject. The deeper grounding in philosophy than the MA Philosophy will allow you time to think out a PhD topic should you wish to progress to a research degree.

The MPhilStud provides in-depth knowledge of three areas of philosophy as well the opportunity to engage seriously in philosophical research by writing papers, by presenting one’s own work in research seminars and by writing a thesis.

Upon completion of MPhilStud, you can apply directly for the PhD which is ordinarily completed in a quicker timeframe than those without an MPhilStud.

CORE MODULES Research Skills in Philosophy Philosophy Essays OPTIONAL MODULES Knowledge and Reality Ethics Political Philosophy Logic and Language Mind and Psychology Reason and Religion Entry ... [-]

Philosophy of I. Kant and modern Kantianism

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

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

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

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

The programme is meant

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

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

London School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Greater London + 1 more

Like the MTh, the degree is aimed at those who have already completed formal theological training - they might be theology graduates, ministers, missionaries, Religious Education teachers, or business people as well as potential PhD students. [+]

Assessment: Thesis of up to 65,000 words (40,000 words for students starting after January 2014) and oral examination (viva)

Who is it for?

Like the MTh, the degree is aimed at those who have already completed formal theological training - they might be theology graduates, ministers, missionaries, Religious Education teachers, or business people as well as potential PhD students.

Summary

LST offers research supervision for the MPhil degree in collaboration with Middlesex University, which awards the degree. For an MPhil, you need to offer a careful and critical investigation and evaluation of an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of the research methods appropriate to your chosen field. Your thesis does not need not to be ‘original’; however, it must offer a distinctive independent contribution to knowledge, including the ability to critique new ideas and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and scholarly interpretations which is ultimately worthy of publication. While you would normally be expected to read the language of your primary sources for an MPhil, you would not be expected to engage with untranslated secondary literature. It is possible to transfer to PhD registration with the agreement of the supervisor(s) and the Director of Research ... [-]


MLitt in Philosophy

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom 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 philosophy schools in the United Kingdom. It also has an outstanding placement record for its graduates. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]