Graduates of this Philosophy programme at Ghent University are capable of developing a philosophical research project and draw up a funding application that can be filed with local, national or international funding institutions. They are able, within their areas of specialisation, to formulate original and innovative research problems based on a duly founded insight into the internationally recognised state-of-the-art in that domain. Graduates of this programme are able to work out original solutions to the selected research problems, and argue their cases clearly and convincingly. They are trained in academic writing, which enables them to act as lead authors of academic articles.
The research seminars that constitute the core of the programme cover a wide range of philosophical domains. Some relate to socially relevant topics (i.e. more applied philosophy) while others relate to more fundamental, purely philosophical domains. We offer research seminars on: Moral Psychology and Meta-Ethics; Empirical Ethics; Political Philosophy after Rawls: Equality, Justice and Diversity; Bioethics; Media Philosophy and Media Theory; Philosophy and Ethics of Gender, Sexuality and Diversity; Logic; Philosophy of Biomedical and Social Sciences; Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; History and Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Mind and Cognition; Philosophical Anthropology; Contemporary Continental Philosophy; Religion and Secularisation; History and Reception of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Religion; History of Early Modern Philosophy; Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy; and Aesthetics/Philosophy of Art. All research seminars are taught in English.
- Advanced Study Philosophical Psychology
- Advanced Study Ethics
- Master seminar: The Unconscious
- Capita Selecta in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: Analysis of Text
- Global Ethics
- History and Philosophy of Scientific Methodology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Educational Research View 6 other Masters in Educational Research in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students with philosophy degrees obtained outside the Flemish community and students with master’s degrees in other disciplines, may be admitted to the programme after a review procedure.All candidates are expected to have an excellent motivation and a broad interest for methodological problems.
International1862 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
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