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Philosophy (Master of Arts)
|Course content and
The Master’s in Philosophy is research-oriented. The Master’s degree programme in Philosophy aims to deepen the insights of students in the systematic and historic multiplicity of philosophical problems, to complete mastery of learned techniques for scientific work and to enable students to engage in independent philosophical work.
On the one hand the degree programme provides for a scientific confrontation with philosophy in its systematic breadth and allows students to acquire scientific knowledge and competences in dealing with both historic and current philosophical problems. On the other hand the Master’s degree programme provides for creation of individual major fields of study in which the student acquires deepened knowledge and understanding and learns to develop his own position and to defend it. By the end of the degree programme the student should have acquired the ability to make formal and contextually correct contributions to philosophical specialist discussions.
The students of philosophy deepen their central key competences during the degree programme, namely the ability to practice analytical thinking, to solve a problem, on argumentation, in dealing with challenging texts and media as well as mediation of complex issues in an understandable form. The programme of study aims to qualify the student for careers which demand pronounced analytical and communicative competences.
|Detailed information||Information from the department
First Amendment of regulations
Master of Arts in Philosophy
The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 4 semesters.
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|Start of the programme||
The programme starts at the beginning of the winter or summer semester.
|Student advisory service||
To take the Master’s degree programme in Philosophy students can only be admitted who
Applicants who have neither a German university entrance qualification, nor a degree obtained at a German university must also verify adequate knowledge of the German language.
Applicants who have not yet completed their studies in the Bachelor degree programme with Philosophy as the main subject at Goethe University at the point in time of application to the Master’s degree programme can also be admitted to the Master’s degree programme in Philosophy with the proviso that completion of the Bachelor degree programme is confirmed to the examination committee within one semester. This is only possible after having already submitted the Bachelor thesis. The applicant must submit evidence of enrolment in the Bachelor degree programme for provisional admission as well as a recommendation from the supervisor of the Bachelor thesis.
|Mode of admission||Admission is not restricted.|
|Goethe Goes Global||Goethe University offers scholarships for this Master programme. Eligible for application are candidates from all over the world who have obtained a degree from a university outside Germany. For details please click here.|
|Documents to be submitted||
|Deadline for applications||
01.06. - 31.08. for the winter semester
|Address for applications||Online application portal for Master's study programmes|