Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA) 2 years

Universität: Central European University



Program level: Master’s
Degree awarded: MA
Country of accreditation: United States, Hungary, Austria
Program accreditation/registration: Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department, Program accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC), Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
Program length: 2 years
Type of degree: CEU
US degree credits: 60
Austrian degree ECTS credits: 120
Hungarian degree ECTS credits: 120
Start of the program: September


Please note that from September 2020, this program’s teaching for incoming and continuing students will take place at our Vienna campus.

The programs cover most of the major areas of philosophy, from a mainly analytic perspective. It will be possible for candidates who have a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree to take the Master’s degree in one year. Courses related to all the major periods in the history of philosophy are available for the two-year program.

Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs

Compulsory courses
Epistemology; Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics; Ethics; Ancient Philosophy; Early Modern Philosophy;Kant and After

Elective courses
Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Aristotle; Aesthetics

Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programs
Candidates will normally be expected to have some background in philosophy. In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants will also be required to submit a statement of purpose (1-2 single spaced pages) as well as a sample of academic writing—part of a course essay or a chapter of a thesis—in English, to further assess their language abilities and argumentation skills.