Philosophy (M.A.)

Philosophy deals with the fundamental questions of human existence and the world. The master’s degree program in philosophy imparts the ability to independently develop philosophical questions, to critically reflect on them and to answer them in a differentiated manner.

What is the degree program about?

Philosophy is the subject of free thinking. The master’s degree program in philosophy in Erlangen takes this into account and gives students a great deal of freedom to design their own curriculum.

You want to complete a master’s degree in philosophy and focus on, for example, the philosophy of language, political philosophy or the philosophy of early modern times? No problem. The curriculum is individually tailored to the knowledge and interests of each master’s candidate.

  • It is intended that you choose a concentration in theoretical or practical philosophy.
  • The choice of focus is made by choosing the topic of the master’s thesis. The remaining modules can be chosen independently of this choice in either theoretical or practical philosophy.
  • In terms of content, you can shape your studies according to your interests. In doing so, you will be individually supervised. You will be assigned a mentor who will work with you to develop a study plan tailored to your needs and coordinate your study strategy with you.

Do you need help or more information?

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