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About

The Master in Philosophy at Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) aims to provide an absorbing grounding in a number of interrelated fields, combining contemporary research in Philosophy with Ancient and Medieval thought. 

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Overview

The Master in Philosophy at Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) :

  • stands out for the international stature of its professors;
  • is research-oriented, aimed at preparing to the most demanding PhD programmes around the world;
  • has a clear focus in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Ancient Philosophy and Medieval Philosophy.
  • requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their presentation and discussion skills.

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 both hot in the contemporary discussion and much debated by the ancient and medieval thinkers.

Career

MAP’s first aim is to equip students for the most demanding PhD programmes around the world. This orientation is clearly evident both in the structure of the master and in its well-designed didactic. MAP students not only receive feedback on the essays they write but are also provided with suggestions on how to professionalise their written works for future publications.

Moreover, since students are trained within the Swiss academic network, they will be eligible to apply to the significant amount of fundings that Switzerland invests in research every year. Switzerland is unusual in making available generous research grants both in universities and at the national level.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Existence
  • Relations
  • Logic
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Time
  • Temporal consciousness
  • Philosophy of Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

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.
65
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).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degrees in Philosophy is a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in the field of Philosophy or related disciplines.
  • Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7554 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3777 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3776 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1888 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000
  • International: CHF 4000  

Funding

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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