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Best 28 Master of Art Programs in Philosophy 2019

A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

Courses and programs in philosophy challenge students to reason innovatively and think critically. By doing so, they can learn how to deepen their understandings and knowledge of a wide range of areas and solve problems creatively and efficiently in industries such as business, public service and law.

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New College of the Humanities

The MA Philosophy provides a rigorous and wide-ranging programme relevant both to those entering formal philosophical study as graduates of other disciplines and to philo ... [+]

Our MA Philosophy

The MA Philosophy provides a rigorous and wide-ranging programme relevant both to those entering formal philosophical study as graduates of other disciplines and to philosophy graduates seeking to consolidate and expand their studies.

This master’s programme can be completed in one year (full-time), or stretched over two years (part-time). International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

NCH, with its lively and inter-disciplinary research culture and faculty including the philosophers A C Grayling, Simon Blackburn, Daniel Dennett, and Peter Singer, small-group seminars conducive to stimulating debate, and focused supervisions, offers a distinctive environment which is exceptionally conducive to the successful study of philosophy.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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University of Gothenburg: Faculty of Arts

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophic ... [+]

The study of the history of philosophy is a historical as well as a philosophical discipline. It is philosophical because it seeks the origins of contemporary philosophical debates. It is historical because it seeks to understand these origins on their own terms and in their own context. Consequently, its practitioners must be not only philosophically competent but also proficient in the use of historical methods.

Moreover, in the Ancient and Medieval Western world, philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and William Ockham wrote in either Greek or Latin. This means that anyone who wants to know what these philosophers really said, without the distortions inevitably caused by translations, must also have a grasp of the classical languages and such related auxiliary disciplines as paleography and textual criticism.... [-]

Sweden Gothenburg
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Eötvös Loránd University

The program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social scien ... [+]

The program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series providing a common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics, and Models in the Social Sciences – the student has to choose 7 of these.

In general, the program is research-oriented, aiming to prepare students for a Ph.D. program. The program aims at developing the research abilities of the students. Its central part is the Logic and its Applications Seminar at the Department of Logic, where students and staff members together discuss their work in progress. The most often occurring topics of the seminar are set theory and model theory in their philosophical connections, philosophy of mathematics in general, formalization of physical theories, such as special and general relativity within different logical frameworks. Students get acquainted with the research works of the staff of the department and its partner and join a research program in order to write their own thesis. They are required to give two presentations of their work during the two years.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Bayreuth

The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous ... [+]

The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous education in core areas of economics and analytic philosophy.

A P&E degree is the foundation for society’s future decision-makers in government, business, science, and NGOs. If you are looking for an ambitious PPE or PEP Master you will find plenty of political philosophy and political economy in our programme. If you are looking for a Master programme in economics with a difference, then you have also landed at the right place.

The programme is targeted at students with an interest in obtaining an advanced analytical and quantitative training as a foundation for pursuing research-based careers in academia, public service, and business. In designing the degree we had in mind economists and philosophers as well as those with political scientists or those with a background in business or management studies who are intent on sharpening their abilities in normative reflection, on deepening of their knowledge of subjects they have pursued during their Bachelor’s studies, and on broadening and enhancing their methodological skills in key areas relevant to both disciplines.... [-]

Germany Bayreuth
October 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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The New School

The MA in Philosophy is a 30 credit program providing students with advanced training in the history of philosophy and in central areas of current philosophical inquiry. ... [+]

The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

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The MA in Philosophy is a 30 credit program providing students with advanced training in the history of philosophy and in central areas of current philosophical inquiry. The program offers an optional specialized minor in Psychoanalysis.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Master of Arts in Philosophy is perennially the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an excellent record of placing its students in the very best P ... [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program offered by our department is perennially the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an excellent record of placing its students in the very best Ph.D. programs in philosophy. The program is ideal for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy but whose undergraduate preparation in the subject might not qualify them for competitive doctoral programs. Students with other career plans are admitted as space permits. The program is designed to be finished in two years, but some students elect to stay a third year.

The department has special strengths in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, political and social philosophy (including feminism and philosophy of race), ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and continental philosophy. Each year at least six seminars are offered, typically on faculty research interests, which range from analytic metaphysics and the philosophy of biology to the history of ethics and philosophy and film.... [-]

USA Medford
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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The Wisdom School at Ubiquity University

We consider our combined programs to be part of the “jewel in the crown” of Ubiquity University. These doctoral programs should not be taken lightly. It is a challenging ... [+]

Combined MA-PhD and MA-DMin Degrees Upon completion of Ubiquity’s PhD program you will be awarded the title of “Doctor of Philosophy,” and upon completion of the Doctor of Ministry program, you will be awarded the title “Doctor of Ministry.”

A doctoral Program is one of the highest honors society bestows and indicates respect and acknowledgement for an expertise that the larger community can count on for integrity and professional competence. The DMin degree is one of the professional doctorates. It arose originally for ministers seeking a doctoral degree but who were less interested in the pure research required for a PhD than in applied research in areas of healing, therapy, spiritual growth and counseling where the dissertation was in an area they were seeking to apply in their professional work.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Online
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University of Turin

Starting from October 2016, the University of Turin offered a new MA program in philosophy completely taught in English: the Philosophy International Curriculum. The prog ... [+]

APPLICATION at UniTo for a.y. 2019-2020 is OPEN until April 14th 2019. Apply at https://apply.unito.it

Starting from October 2016, the University of Turin offered a new MA program in philosophy completely taught in English: the Philosophy International Curriculum. The program aims at providing a thorough insight into a comprehensive range of philosophical problems and at developing the distinctive transferable skills arising from an advanced philosophical education. A core curriculum on classical texts and issues is available, along with courses reaching out to forefront debates not only in current philosophy but also in foundational issues concerning contemporary politics, arts, and the sciences.... [-]

Italy Turin
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Radboud University

This Master's specialisation will give you a better understanding of the evolution, the current status and the implications of the scientific worldview. Professionally, i ... [+]

Philosophy and science don't mix. Or do they? What we nowadays call "science" used to be part of "philosophy." It is not without reason that Isaac Newton called his physical masterpiece "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy." And today, the two are still closely connected. Our current worldview is strongly shaped by scientific thought. We look to science for both answers to our theoretical questions and solutions to our practical problems. The Master's programme in Philosophy and Science analyses the relation of philosophy and science in terms of their historical development, as well as the current situation. How did the scientific worldview come from? What are its ingredients? What have models for the relationship between philosophical and scientific thinking been proposed?... [-]

Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Utrecht University

The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented program that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophi ... [+]

EXPLORE FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES AND THEIR HISTORY

Do you have a strong desire to sharpen and clarify the loose arguments and vague concepts we all encounter in newspaper articles, textbook readings and everyday conversations? Are you at least as interested in questioning answers as answering questions? The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented program that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical community and to develop your own research contributions to the field.

Philosophy is a selective, two-year, English-language program that emphasises active participation in research. During your studies, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be a successful researcher - whether you go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy (our graduates have been highly successful in securing PhD grants) or to pursue a career in one of the many fields that require key research skills. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to approach your ongoing work with analytical rigour, conceptual clarity, expressive precision, compelling argumentation, and a keen awareness of historical perspectives.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Mary Immaculate College

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for... ... [+]

MA in Philosophy and Literature

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and English and to give students a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and English.It is also designed to develop a sense of critical thinking in both areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems.Full-time students may take the MA degree course in one year and part-time students will require two years.The programme may lead to doctoral study in the field for suitably qualified graduates.

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Ireland Limerick
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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California Institute of Integral Studies

The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) graduate program is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community. ... [+]

Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness MA and PhD

The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) PhD and MA programs aim to create the leadership necessary for profound, progressive, transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness. PCC is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.

PCC attracts intellectually engaged individuals who are striving to find meaningful ways to develop their gifts to serve the future of the world. Drawing upon some of the most powerful ideas of Western intellectual and spiritual traditions, together with insights from Asian spiritual philosophies and indigenous worldviews, the PCC faculty has constructed a multidisciplinary course of study to help accelerate each student's journey into his or her particular leadership role.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Nalanda University

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia. ... [+]

MA Programme

Students are required to complete 48 hours of course work (12 credits per semester) and submit a thesis towards the fulfillment of a Master’s degree. Is of these course credits are for thesis-specific courses taken with the student’s primary advisor. All students are required to take a survey course during the first semester of coursework as well as a methodology course. The MA thesis must be approved by an appropriate faculty committee.

Structure of MA Degree 4 Core courses, equivalent to 12 credits 4 Language courses, equivalent to 12 credits (Students are required to pick one language and pursue it till the last semester) 3 Thesis components, equivalent to 9 credits 5 Electives, equivalent to 15 credits Eligibility ... [-]
India Delhi
July 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Tartu

MA in Philosophy gives a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, theoretical developments, concepts and methods of philosophical research. ... [+]

Philosophy is a unique 2-year master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy. The programme is focused on research: all students will work closely together with a supervisor who will help student design the programme based on the student’s interests; students can join many international research groups and conferences and students’ MA thesis has to be on article level.

Why study Philosophy? Unique programme: gives a general overview of philosophy with four speci... [-]
Estonia Tartu
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The programme offers a high-level training for excellent students who seek to develop a research career in philosophy. ... [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This full-time English-taught research master is jointly organised by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen), the Department of Philosophy and Moral Science of Ghent University (UGent) and the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences of the Free University of Brussels (VUB). The programme offers a high-level training for excellent students who seek to develop a research career in philosophy. Graduates of this programme are capable of developing a philosophical research project and draw up a funding application that can be filed with local, national or international funding institutions. They are able, within their areas of specialisation, to formulate original and innovative research problems based on a duly founded insight into the internationally recognised state-of-the-art in that domain. Graduates of this programme are able to work out original solutions to the selected research problems and argue their cases clearly and convincingly. They are trained in academic writing, which enables them to act as lead authors of academic articles. The research seminars that constitute the core of the programme cover a wide range of philosophical domains. Some relate to socially relevant topics (i.e. more applied philosophy) while others relate to more fundamental, purely philosophical domains.... [-]

Belgium Brussels
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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