24 months
808 EUR/year
808 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy of Science programme at Leibniz University Hannover is developed around the observation that modern societies are increasingly influenced by scientific and technological developments. 


We offer a master degree in Philosophy of Science at Leibniz University Hannover. These developments have profound effects on social and political systems and on our understanding of ourselves. They thus need to be critically analyzed—a task to which philosophy is ideally suited. 

Career Opportunities

  • A university career in philosophy
  • Research management at higher education institutions and research institutes
  • Work for authorities and ministries (particularly in the fields of science, research, education, technology, the environment, health and social matters)
  • Committees (particularly ethics committees)
  • Involvement in funding bodies, private foundations and associations
  • Publishing, media, freelance journalism and consultancy

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science 
  • History and the Philosophy of Human Sciences 
  • Philosophy of the Life Sciences
  • Philosophy of the Physical Sciences 
  • Metaphysics, Epistemology, Mind 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University entrance qualification (e.g. high school diploma)
  • A university entrance qualification is not required if you are currently studying at Leibniz University Hannover.
  • Bachelor's degree certificate (if it already exists).
  • Complete and up-to-date transcript of records from previous studies with details on the credit points and the average grad.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A CV is not required if you are currently studying at the LUH.
  • Proof of language skills
  • For applicants from China and Vietnam (except Macau and Hong Kong): APS
  • Possibly further programme-specific documents. All further documents that may be required will be listed at the end of the online application.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    808 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    808 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Semester fee of €434.19 for summer semester 2021

Living costs for Hannover

740 - 1117 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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