Saarland University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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The Philosophy programme of Saarland University is open to students of all disciplines.


The Philosophy programme of Saarland University it's not restricted to students who have already completed a Bachelor's degree in the subject. Students without prior exposure to philosophical study can subsequently acquire the knowledge and skills normally obtained during a Bachelor's programme.

The single-subject Master's programme offers students considerable freedom to tailor the programme to meet their individual requirements. Students can…

  • study the full breadth of the subject or can select areas of specialist interest in theoretical or practical philosophy,
  • choose to study only at Saarland University or to conduct some of their studies at universities in neighbouring countries such as in Nancy (France) or in Luxembourg, or pursue a full study-abroad semester,
  • study philosophy in its purist form, can adopt a strong interdisciplinary approach, or can choose to focus on practical applications.

Career paths

Graduates from the M.A. programme in Philosophy at Saarland University have learned to think in a clear and structured manner, know how to distinguish between good and bad arguments and they are skilled in abstract reasoning. Philosophy graduates find employment in a very wide range of fields including research and education, the cultural sector, politics, business, higher-education and adult education, publishing, journalism, working for political parties and NGOs or as consultants in, for example, the areas of environmental or medical ethics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Philosophy
  • Theoretical Philosophy
  • Language, Knowledge and Logic in Presence and History
  • Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind in Presence and History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines for foreign applicants without German proficiency:

  • July 15 (winter semester)
  • January 15 (summer semester)


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


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

  • Bachelor's or equivalent university degree in philosophy (major or minor) or in a related degree program. With adequate previous knowledge in philosophy, access is also possible with a degree from another subject. This prior knowledge can also be acquired only at the beginning of the master's program
  • The extraordinary achievements made in the previous academic career and
  • A selection interview with lecturers of the subject
  • Knowledge of English according to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference and adequate knowledge of another foreign language relevant to philosophy (usually Ancient Greek, Latin or French)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • There are no tuition fees
  • Students have to pay the administration fee and the contributions of the student body of 288 EUR before enrollment or confirmation 


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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Updated over a year ago

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