M.Phil. On Campus


University of Bergen

24 months
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Philosophy degree offered by the University of Bergen will give the student a deeper understanding of key philosophical problem areas.


Key facts

Philosophy degree offered by the University of Bergen covers all areas of philosophy, with a special emphasis on Ancient Philosophy, Ethics and Political Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Science and Mathematics, and Wittgenstein Studies.

In the master’s programme in Philosophy you will discuss questions like:

  • What is knowledge and how is it different from true belief? What really exists? Do numbers, souls, markets, and the future exist? Do I exist?
  • Is there a universal rule, or principle that distinguishes right from wrong? Is morality subjective? Is it relative to human communities and historical periods?
  • What is the best form to organize human society? Are values like freedom and equality necessarily in conflict? Do we have free will?

Through the study, you will broaden your knowledge and deepen your understanding of key topics in philosophy, and refine your critical skills. You will also develop the skills needed for independent research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis Development and Methodology
  • Master Topic in Theoretical Philosophy
  • Master Topic in Practical Philosophy
  • Master Topic in Aesthetics
  • Master Topic in Moral Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Philosophy
  • Additionally, applicants should include a 500-700-word statement that explains how their academic background and competence prepares them to do an MA in Philosophy 

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
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