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Masters Degrees in Philosophy explore the fundamental principles underpinning human knowledge, ideas and values - including asking what things like 'knowledge', 'ideas' and 'values' actually are.
These intellectually demanding programmes will train you to reflect on your own thinking and that of other people around you, understanding the 'conceptual architecture' within which ideas operate and the logical conditions according to which they can be held to be valid or invalid.
Courses may be taught or research-focussed. Most will require an appropriate undergraduate degree, but this won't necessarily need to be in Philosophy. Other subject areas with a focus on critical thinking and analysis may also be relevant.
Philosophy may seem like the most abstract postgraduate specialism imaginable and, in a fundamental sense, it is. However, this is a strength, not a weakness.
A Masters Degree in Philosophy will make you a formidable critical thinker, capable of working through the complex ramifications of different ideas and understanding the principles informing different positions. Such skills will be valuable in a wide range of careers.
Philosophy also underpins some professional fields and occupations quite directly. The practice of politics and law, for example, are each grounded in their own philosophical positions (and in the competition between them). Even scientific work is far more closely related to Philosophy than many realise - relying on rigorous definitions of observable knowledge and jointly tackling questions such as the nature of mind and consciousness.
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Philosophy, science and religion are three endeavours that shape in far-reaching and fundamental ways how we think, what we value, and how we live. Read more
Our flagship Philosophy programme offers excellent opportunities to enhance your learning among a large, vibrant and supportive postgraduate and research community at a university that has long been associated with some of the field’s most important thinkers, such as David Hume. Read more
About this course The School of Philosophy at Beijing Normal University offers a two-year Master degree in Chinese Philosophy. While students who are familiar with Chinese are especially encouraged to participate, the program is entirely run in English, and there are no Chinese language pre-requirements. Read more
The one-year master’s programme in Philosophy at Leiden University integrates historical and systematic approaches in philosophy to offer you an advanced training in different philosophical methodologies as well as reason, logic and critical thinking. Read more
In the Research Master's specialisation in Philosophy of Religion you will focus on the philosophical reflection on religion in Western thought and contemporary society, as well as exploring the relation between philosophy and religion in Western and other cultural contexts. Read more
We offer research-based teaching in a wide range of philosophical subjects. We foster our students' professional development. A proportion of our recent PhD graduates have permanent academic posts in leading universities. Read more
With one of the largest philosophy departments in the world, we offer you a wide choice of subject areas to study and a diverse, supportive learning environment.
The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science is committed to translating research into inspirational learning and teaching. Study with us and become a part of a lively, multidisciplinary and supportive community of students and staff from across the world.
By studying in the School of History, Art History, Philosophy and American Studies, you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre teaching and research is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.
The University of Luxembourg is a modern institution offering a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses.
The university’s degree programs at Parsons School of Design, The New School for Social Research, and other esteemed graduate institutes offer endless opportunities for creative, curious, and critical minds.