PHILOSOPHY, MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME

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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
DepartmentPhilosophy
ModeFull Time
Study IDD 066 247
Admission Requirements For admission to the Master’s programme, students must
have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized
domestic or foreign university or post-secondary educational
institution. The degree need not be in philosophy, but must be
equivalent to any Bachelor’s degree at the University of Salzburg.
Language of instruction English  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The Master’s programme in philosophy brings students up to the latest developments in theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy, logic and philosophy of science. It also allows students to develop a specialisation within one of these areas.


Which career opportunities do I have?

The  study  of  philosophy,  like  the  study  of  other  subjects,  such  as  mathematics or physics,  does  not  directly  lead  to  the  entry  into  a  specific  profession.  However the competence  in  argumentation,  judgment  formation  and  ethical  orientation  that are acquired during a study  at the master’s level are much in demand in the contemporary labour market. Graduates are mainly active in the following areas: scientific and cultural management, ethical and political consultation, business consulting, information technology, environmental protection, adult education, publication, media, libraries and archives. Recipients of master’s degrees who aspire to careers in academe may undertake doctoral studies in philosophy.


Why Salzburg?

The study of philosophy, like the study of other subjects, such as mathematics, history or physics, does not directly lead to the entry into a specific profession. An exact definition of the typical subsequent career of a graduate in philosophy is therefore not possible. However past experience and the present situation indicate that graduates are mainly active in the following areas: scientific and cultural management, ethical and political consultation, business consulting, information technology, environmental protection, adult education, publication, media, libraries and archives. Recipients of Master’s degrees who aspire to careers in academe may undertake doctoral studies in philosophy.


How is the course structured?

Philosophy MA
Module 1 Lectures with exercises 16 ECTS
Module 2 Seminars 18 ECTS
Module 3 Colloquium seminars and master’s seminar 6 ECTS
Module 4 Advanced lectures and seminars 24 ECTS
Free electives 24 ECTS
Master’s thesis 30 ECTS
Master’s exam 2 ECTS
Summe120 ECTS

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