18 months
9342 USD/year
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The department of Philosophy at Sogang University offers philosophy courses which are necessary to foster philosophical experts who serve the community and to cultivate Catholic priests.


The curriculum from Sogang University aims to develop philosophical thinking and acknowledgement ability based on the Christianity and so that it will help students to discover and realize the right meaning and worth of life and living.

Degree requirements

  • Students must earn at least 45 credits in order to receive a Master’s Degree. These must include 33 credits in courses of the Philosophy Department and 6 credits in the courses offered by other departments. A thesis (corresponding to 6 credits) must be submitted.
  • The Comprehensive Examination must be taken after the Foreign Language Examination has been passed. Candidates’ knowledge of epistemology, metaphysics (including special metaphysics), ethics (including social philosophy) will be tested by a 60-minute oral exam. Oriental philosophy will be divided into Chinese philosophy 1, Chinese philosophy 2 and Korean philosophy, each topic being tested by a 60-minute written exam.

Programme Structure


  • Methods in Philosophy
  • History of Ancient Western Philosophy
  • History of Medieval Western Philosophy
  • History of Modern Western Philosophy
  • Metaphysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • 3 passport-size pictures
  • Academic Credentials
  • Transcripts/Academic records
  • Self-introduction statement
  • Proof of employment
  • Other documents that applicant wish to submit

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4671 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • 6,319,000 KRW Per semester

Living costs for Seoul

1853935 - 1761654 KRW /month
Living costs

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