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Philosophy is major academic discipline offered at almost every university. It is the science concerned with questions such as the meaning of life, the origin of society and a variety of social phenomena present in the real world. But why is the interest in this study currently at its peak?

In general, Philosophy is today playing an important role in a variety of areas, more importantly in Business and Politics. For example, ethical issues related to the economic system, the occurrence of economic crises and the resulting social problems have all become a main topic for discussion, analysis and explanation. In addition, the inability to ensure world peace and sustainable international relations has gathered countless young philosophers to find a way to restore balance and work towards social development and global welfare. 

Of course, you could additionally focus on the fundamental sub-fields of Philosophy such as Ethics, Logic and Philosophy of Science. You will go through the thoughts and theories of representatives of a diversity of philosophical movements and periods beginning with Antiquity and all the way to modern times. 

Admission requirements for Master of Philosophy

The possession of a Bachelor degree in Philosophy is a must. Essentially, there are universities who offer a Masters open to students with a different undergraduate background. Good foreign language skills, especially in English will give you an advantage.

Future perspectives with a M.Phil. degree

Upon successful completion you will be awarded with the academic title “Master of Philosophy” (or "Master of Arts" in some cases). The typical study period is four semesters long after which you will have acquired the necessary knowledge for practical problems. You can pursue a career individually with research in a certain topic or look for a position at educational institutions or multinational organizations. 

Overview of Masters programmes in Philosophy:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Philosophy   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Philosophy   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
  Philosophy of Law and Governance   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Philosophy, Bioethics and Health   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Philosophy of Neuroscience   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Economics (MPhil)   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Philosophy (1 year)   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  Philosophy   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
  Kulturwissenschaften - Culture, Arts and Media   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  Philosophy     New College of the Humanities
  Philosophy     Lancaster University
  Philosophy of Health and Happiness     University of Birmingham
  Philosophy     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Philosophy     University of Stirling
  Philosophy     Anglia Ruskin University
  Philosophy     University of Sheffield
  Philosophy and Religion (MA)     Bangor University
  Culture, Transformation and Subjectivity     Cardiff University
  Philosophy of Education     University of Winchester
  Philosophy and Religious Thought     University of Gloucestershire
  Philosophy     University of Birmingham
  Philosophy     University of Southampton
  Philosophy (Res)     Henley Business School
  Arts: Philosophy     University of Liverpool
  Medical Humanities     University of Kent
  Theological Ethics     University of Aberdeen
  Philosophy     University College London
  Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health     University College London
  History and Philosophy of Art (Canterbury and Rome)     University of Kent
  Ethics and Social Philosophy     Cardiff University
  Philosophy     University of Liverpool
  Philosophy     Keele University
  Philosophy     University of Hull
  Politics, Philosophy and Management     Lancaster University
  Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy     University of St Andrews
  Philosophy     The Open University
  Philosophy     University of Manchester
  Philosophy (MRes)     University of Birmingham
  Modern European Philosophy     Kingston University
  History of Philosophy     King's College London
  ...     ...
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