Our MA programs aim to enable students to proceed to doctoral training in any leading department around the world. Our graduates will also be very well qualified, as far as the subject is concerned, to teach philosophy in the final years of secondary school. In addition, a holder of one of our philosophy MA degrees will have the kind of training in thinking analytically and systematically which is of great value in all responsible administrative and managerial positions.
Regularly offered mandatory courses include courses in Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy.
In addition, we offer mandatory courses that help students in developing their skills in writing, argumentation and research. These are the Academic Writing Seminar, the Departmental Colloquium and the MA Thesis Seminar. The MA thesis supervision process is in addition to the MA Thesis Seminar and based on an intensive one-to-one faculty-student interaction and spread out over almost the complete final MA program year.
Regularly offered elective courses include courses in the Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Empiricism, Rationalism, Nietzsche, Plato, Aristotle, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science, Social Philosophy, and Political Philosophy. Other courses will follow the faculty’s research interests.
For details on the respective program structure, see the MA regulations.
Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs
Epistemology; Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics; Ethics; Ancient Philosophy; Early Modern Philosophy;Kant and After
Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Aristotle; Aesthetics