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Philosophy

University of Tartu

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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4000 EUR/year
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About

Philosophy is a unique 2-year master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy.

Overview

Philosophy is a unique 2-year master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy (incl. analytic philosophy). The programme is focused on research: all students will work closely together with a supervisor who will help student design the programme based on the student’s interests; students can join many international research groups and conferences and students’ MA thesis has to be on article level.

What will students get from the programme?

  • Unique programme: gives a general overview of philosophy with four specialisations;
  • Internationally connected faculty and international staff, many world famous guest lecturers;
  • Study-related workshops and conferences;
  • Integration into up-to-date philosophy literature;
  • Great research opportunities: students can contribute to ongoing research and participate in conferences. UT organizes yearly 3-5 international conferences in the area of philosophy;
  • Wide range of literature: the Department of Philosophy and the Centre of Ethics have a common library which gathers systematically both classic and up-to-date literature;

International career prospective: graduates can continue their studies or work in any field from public sector to business and journalism.

After completing the programme, the student:
  • has acquired a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, is familiar with the theoretical developments, concepts, terms and methods of philosophical research, has in-depth knowledge in a chosen narrow field of research;
  • is able to identify and independently formulate problems and research questions requiring expertise in philosophy;
  • has presentation and argumentation skills required for participating in academic and non-academic discussions in oral and written English;
  • has tolerant attitude towards diversity of values and opinions;
  • understands the ethical aspects, possibilities, limits, and social functions of the philosopher's role; is able to suggest solutions based on specialized expertise.
  • The student who has chosen the teacher specialisation is fully qualified to teach philosophy at the secondary school level.

Programme Structure

Master's students can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Practical Philosophy: ethics, meta-ethics, applied ethics, bioethics, aesthetics, social- and political philosophy, philosophy of education;
  • Theoretical Philosophy: philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of logic, philosophy of psychology, epistemology, metaphysics, metaphilosophy, experimental philosophy;
  • Philosophy of Science: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of chemistry, philosophy of biology, social and cultural studies of science, social epistemology;
  • History of Philosophy: Ancient Greek philosophy, Classical German philosophy, Modern philosophy.

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.
75
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

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Tuition waivers and monthly stipends are available for top-ranked applicants.

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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