The Master in Philosophy at USI:
- stands out for the international stature of its professors;
- is research-oriented, aimed at preparing its students for the most demanding PhD programmes around the world;
- focuses on four core areas: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Philosophy of Science;
- requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their presentation and discussion skills;
- guarantees a personal tutor, who is one of the professors of the Master and provides regular one-on-one tutorials, feedback on written work, and guidance about future academic careers.
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The Master in Philosophy at USI aims to provide an absorbing grounding in a number of interrelated fields, combining contemporary research in Philosophy with Ancient and Medieval thought. Some courses are particularly concerned with the topic of time and existence, aiming at providing a full grasp of two central linked philosophical topics, which are at the centre of contemporary discussions and much debated by ancient and medieval thinkers.
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesCommunication Studies Philosophy & Ethics General Studies & Classics
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degrees in Philosophy is a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognized university in the field of Philosophy or related disciplines.
Admissions will be treated on a case-by-case basis.
Further information regarding language requirements are listed athttps://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/philosophy/admission.
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International4000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National4000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- National: CHF 2000
- International: CHF 2000
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