Philosophy, M.A.

Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
The MA Program in Philosophy from The University of Sofia, taught in English, provides instruction in all major areas of Western Philosophy; besides, the master’s thesis can be written on a topic from Eastern Philosophy as well - an expert in this field will be appointed as the supervisor.

About

This Philosophy Philosophy master program offered by The University of Sofia secures guidelines by faculty and leaves enough room for student’s own preferences. The degree is recognized worldwide including the EU/EEA and Switzerland, the US, Canada, Russia, Turkey, China, Indian Sub-Continent, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The MA Program in Philosophy from The University of Sofia, taught in English, provides instruction in all major areas of Western Philosophy; besides, the master’s thesis can be written on a topic from Eastern Philosophy as well - an expert in this field will be appointed as the supervisor.

Accreditation

This Program has been accredited by the Bulgarian National Accreditation and Evaluation Agency, member of the European Association of Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Ethics
  • Art in Contemporary World
  • Axiology
  • Philosophical Method
  • Philosophy of Subjective Action
  • Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Truth and Meaning
  • Philosophy of Intercultural Relations
  • Social Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Existential Dialectics
Five courses need to be take over each of  the first two semester and two in the third; there is a master's thesis requirement to be fulfilled in the third semester.

Audience

Bachelor degree holders in any field of humanities and social sciences are welcome to apply. We also consider applications of candidates with degrees in fine and performing arts, music, computer science and law.

This degree provides an opportunity to teach at The International Baccalaureate and The European Baccalaureate school network, to work in the media, publishing houses, PR agencies, as well as to continue education on doctoral level at Sofia University and all over the world.

Lecturers

 All faculty teaching at the program are approved by the Bulgarian State Highest Assessment Commission. They feature successful teaching experience in this country and abroad and are well published in Bulgarian and English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Start dates: October 1, 2018 and February 25, 2019.

    Application deadlines: June 30, 2018 and November 30, 2018.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      In its both versions, on campus and extramurally, this program requires to take 12 courses during 18 months and write and defend a master's thesis.

  • Credits
    90 ECTS
    Each course during the first and second semester awards 5 ECTS. The two courses in the third semester provide 7,5 ECTS each. Master's thesis is worth 15 ECTS.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

How to apply:The applicants submit at the Department of Academic Affairs the documents as follows:

  • A set of application documents (forms)
  • A notarized copy of the bachelor's degree and transcript
       A document that certifies the payment of the application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    290 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 290 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
EU/EEA/UK citizens pay 290 euro per year. non-EU/EEA/UK citizens are charged 3,300 euro per year.

Living costs for Sofia

  • 795 - 1220 BGN/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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