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Central European University (CEU)

M.A. On Campus
10 months
12000 EUR/year
12000 EUR/year
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The MA program in Philosophy at Central European University (CEU) provides students with a solid grounding in the major areas of philosophy, such as ethics, epistemology and philosophy of mind. Working in small, interactive classes, students will also develop transferable skills like analytical and systematic thinking and reasoning, as well as will learn how to analyze complex texts and arguments.

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The one-year MA program in Philosophy at Central European University (CEU)  is geared towards candidates with a four-year bachelor’s degree in philosophy. It is suitable for students who already have a general grounding in the history of philosophy and the major subject areas, and wish to deepen their acquaintance with particular fields and develop their analytic skills as a preparation for doctoral training or other professional careers. 

MA students can also specialize in interdisciplinary certificate programs in Political Thought and Religious Studies at CEU.

Program objectives

The MA program is often used as preparation for PhD studies at leading universities across the globe. The graduates will also be very well qualified, as far as the subject is concerned, to teach philosophy in the final years of secondary school. In addition, a holder of the MA degree in Philosophy will have the kind of training in thinking analytically and systematically which is of great value in all responsible administrative and managerial positions.


  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Kant and After
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Aristotle
  • Aesthetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Feb. 1: financial aid
  • March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
  • Aug. 16: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Academic background in philosophy or a related field (e.g. psychology, history or political science)
  • Academic records
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.

Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.


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