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.
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)
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- Philosophy of Language
- Ancient Philosophy
- Early Modern Philosophy
- Kant and After
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Religion
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- 10 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Feb. 1: financial aid
- March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
- Aug. 16: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa
- US degree credits: 40
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 3 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Austria
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed online application form: www.ceu.edu/apply
- Proof of English proficiency
- Letters of recommendation
- 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
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International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 10 months.
EU/EEA12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 10 months.
Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.
Living costs for Vienna
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships available to students from any country.
In 2018-2019, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing. Learn more about how to fund your studies at www.ceu.edu/financialaid.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.