12 months
3900 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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What is the meaning of existence? This is just one of the philosophical questions you’ll explore at KU Leuven renowned Institute of Philosophy. Its Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA) programme at  KU Leuven crosses the boundaries of all philosophical disciplines, traditions, and approaches to help you form your own well-rounded view.

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The Institute of Philosophy offers a comprehensive range of BA, MA, Research Master and PhD degrees, all taught in English. Viewed collectively, our undergraduate and post-graduate degrees aim to familiarise students with the history of philosophy as well as with contemporary movements in analytic and continental philosophy so that they are able to engage with the fundamental areas of philosophical research. The Institute of Philosophy is proud to offer its students a broad philosophical education and a wide range of courses and seminars, as well as personalised study support and guidance.


Graduates in Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA) programme at  KU Leuven go on to careers in many different sectors, including business, civil service, politics, education, publishing, media, the socio-cultural sector, journalism, academia ...Many employers seek candidates who are not only well grounded in a specific field, but are also able to handle the diverse challenges arising in a fast-paced workplace. Graduates in philosophy are well positioned to think clearly and respond effectively to the evolving challenges of contemporary employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phenomenology / Contemporary Continental Philosophy: Advanced Course    

  • Husserl in Context   

  •  Philosophical Anthropology: Advanced Course    

  •  Philosophical Anthropology: Advanced Course

  • Metaphysics: Advanced Course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with a Bachelor (of Arts) in Philosophy from a recognised university or the equivalent (bachelor in a related discipline and a sufficient academic background in philosophy) may be admitted by the Board of Admissions upon consideration of their complete application file. Decisions on admission are based on the candidate's letter of motivation and academic excellence. Non-native speakers of English are required to provide evidence of English proficiency.
  • The Institute of Philosophy accepts the following tests as a proof of English proficiency
  • Students who hold a prior degree awarded by an English-speaking programme from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA are the only students who get an exemption from the language requirement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 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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