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 degree in philosophy: human condition and transcendence

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 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.... [-]


Philosophy of I. Kant and modern Kantianism

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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. [-]

MRes Philosophy

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research.

CORE MODULES Knowledge and Reality Research Skills in Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES Ethics Political Philosophy Logic and Language Mind and Psychology Reason and Religion Entry

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in philosophy or in another appropriate subject

Interim awards PGCert Philosophy PGDip Philosophy Course length 1 years full-time 2 years part-time [-]

Master of Philosophical Studies (MPHILSTUD)

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 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 ... [-]

MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in Education

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This unique degree is specifically for teachers of philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver or wish to deliver, the A Level [+]

This unique degree is specifically for teachers of the philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver or wish to deliver, the A Level syllabi.

You will focus on topics on the A Level syllabi with a module on Teaching Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, which includes training in the methodology of Philosophy for Children. It is for both those with previous education in these areas of study and those seeking a rigorous introduction.

CORE MODULES Teaching Philosophy and Ethics Reason and Religion Foundations of Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES Ethical Issues Today Bioethics and Sexual Ethics Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought Entry

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject... [-]


MA Philosophy and Religion

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian [+]

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis.

The degree attracts a wide range of students – those engaged in the study and practice of religion, and those whose professional life involves philosophical and ethical questions.

CORE MODULES Understanding Religion in the Age of Modernity Reason and Religion OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE ETHICS PATHWAY Foundations in Ethics Ethical Issues Today Bioethics and Sexual Ethics OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE PHILOSOPHIC PATHWAY Selected Themes in European Philosophy The Franciscan Spiritual Tradition: Faith, Reason and Spirituality OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE INTERRELIGIOUS STUDY PATHWAY Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought Contemporary Judaism Entry ... [-]

MA Philosophy

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Explore philosophical issues either as a development of undergraduate study or following your first degree in another [+]

Explore philosophical issues either as a development of undergraduate study or following your first degree in another suitable subject. The degree is a coherent presentation of the central questions of philosophy.

CORE MODULES Knowledge and Reality Political Philosophy Ethics Political Philosophy OPTIONAL MODULES Introduction to Philosophy Logic and Language Mind and Psychology Reason and Religion Entry

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in philosophy or in another appropriate subject

Interim awards PGCert Philosophy PGDip Philosophy Course length 1 years full-time 2 years part-time [-]

Master in Philosophy: Philosophy of Law and Governance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The track Philosophy of Law and Governance of the two-year master Philosophy trains students to reflect philosophically upon the presuppositions and basic features of contemporary Western legal systems. The programme is interdisciplinary. General philosophical courses and specific courses in philosophy of law are combined with a student’s own selection of legal courses. The students of this track usually complete simultaneously a one year master’s degree in Law. [+]

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The track Philosophy of Law and Governance of the two-year master Philosophy trains students to reflect philosophically upon the presuppositions and basic features of contemporary Western legal systems. The programme is interdisciplinary. General philosophical courses and specific courses in philosophy of law are combined with a student’s own selection of legal courses. The students of this track usually complete simultaneously a one year master’s degree in Law.

Study Program

What is a legal system? Under what conditions is law just? Are citizens of modern, liberal welfare states free and equal? Are there any natural rights? Is international law legitimate? Does social justice apply beyond the state? Which understanding of a person underlies bioethical legislation? Do new forms of technology and governance undermine standards of what it is to be an autonomous legal subject? These and many other questions are raised and addressed in the two-year master track Philosophy of Law and Governance.... [-]


Master in Humanities Research: Philosophy: Foundations of Knowledge and Morality

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This program prepares you for a career as a researcher in philosophy. It focuses on central questions concerning human knowledge and morality, and it allows you to specialize in different directions. The combination of historical and contemporary perspectives is a key feature of the entire program. [+]

About

This program prepares you for a career as a researcher in philosophy. It focuses on central questions concerning human knowledge and morality, and it allows you to specialize in different directions. The combination of historical and contemporary perspectives is a key feature of the entire program. The aims of our program are

To help you to obtain an in-depth acquaintance with state-of-the-art discussions and issues in epistemology and moral and political philosophy as well as their historical roots. To train your research skills. To prepare you for a Ph.D. trajectory. To help you apply the historically informed analysis of the foundations of knowledge and morality to topical issues such as the nature of fake news and conspiracy theories, climate skepticism, the relation between freedom and equality, individual responsibility for collective outcomes, or the morality of markets. ... [-]

Master in Philosophy: Philosophy of Neurosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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 of 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... [-]


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

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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's degree in logic and philosophy of science

Universidad de La Laguna
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year September 2019 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's degree in research in philosophy

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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

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


MLitt in Philosophy

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 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 (MFIL)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Palma

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.... [-]