Masters in Philosophy & Ethics

Philosophy and ethics aims to look into the human problems related to existence, knowledge and moral values that govern a person's behaviour. These problems are considered based on rational argumentation using systematic approaches. Philosophy strives to acquire knowledge by rational means about the issues that are difficult for empirical investigations. This study field has three main sub-fields: natural philosophy, moral philosophy and metaphysical philosophy.

Philosophy degrees cover many other branches including epistemology, logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, and philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science.

Ethics is the part of philosophy that analyses fundamental values and systems of moral principles that define good human conduct. The discipline is usually divided into: applied ethics (how people should behave), normative ethics (what moral principles should be used) and meta-ethics (studying the nature of moral facts). Ethics touches real-word contexts and is involved in the right conduct of many professional activities such as medical ethics, environmental ethics and business ethics.

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Philosophy Philosophy, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 15,167 per year
  • National € 2,006 per year
  • 24 months

In the selective, Research Master's programme in Philosophy you can deepen your understanding of internationally-oriented research on philosophical issues and their history.

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History and Philosophy of Science History and Philosophy of Science, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
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The Master’s programme in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) at Utrecht University offers a unique opportunity to study the foundations, practices, and culture of the sciences and humanities from a historical and philosophical perspective. Our two-year research programme addresses the historical development of scientific thought and practice with a broad approach that investigates the interplay of science or the humanitites with cultural, social, and institutional factors.

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Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
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Semiotics Semiotics, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 3,520 per year
  • 24 months

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Philosophy (research) Philosophy (research), M.A.
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The research Master’s in Philosophy prepares students to analyse complex issues logically and conceptually and teaches them the ability to document their conclusions in clear and persuasive language. The programme offers research seminars in the history of philosophy, continental philosophy and analytic philosophy. What’s more, there is a broad range of specialisations in Philosophical Anthropology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of mind, Philosophy of language and Logic, Philosophical Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy or the History of Philosophy.

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Philosophy of Neuroscience Philosophy of Neuroscience, Master
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Scienze Filosofiche / Philosophy Scienze Filosofiche / Philosophy, M.A.
  • Oct 2017
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Philosophy (2 Years) Philosophy (2 Years), M.A.
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Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society, M.Sc.
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  • Any time
  • EEA £ 9,900
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