Masters in Philosophy & Ethics

The philosophy and ethics study field 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 has 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 a 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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Applied Ethics M.A. Applied Ethics
  • Aug 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 10,400 per year
  • 12 months

Applied ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that studies ethical issues in different areas such as politics, medicine, research, technology, as well as different forms of professional ethics. Questions such as global justice, ethical implications of new technologies in healthcare and environmental responsibility for future generations are some of the issues that applied ethics is dealing with. The subject has its disciplinary basis in moral philosophy and ethics but also requires area knowledge and expertise in different fields of application.

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English - Specialization: Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) M.A. English - Specialization: Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 2,500 per year
  • International € 2,500 per year
  • 24 months

Faculty of English is the largest centre of English studies in Europe. Our history goes back to the University's first years, and our faculty and over 180 staff members have extensive experience in teaching and internationally recognized research achievements.

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Aesthetics M.A. Aesthetics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

Aesthetics covers the philosophy of art and questions about aesthetic judgement and value. This course from the University of Southampton gives you the opportunity to study both the history of aesthetics and some of the most recent arguments by contemporary philosophers.

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Semiotics M.A. Semiotics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,200 per semester
  • International € 2,200 per semester
  • 24 months

The ELTE interdisciplinary Semiotics programme at Eötvös Loránd University educates students to become well-trained specialists in semiotics of culture with a global overview of the various fields of humanities: literary studies, linguistics, philosophy, visual arts and general art studies – including approaches to fine arts, films, theatre and music – and also the most contemporary methods of their research synthetised under a semiotic methodological point of view.

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Philosophy M.A. Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 3,520 per year
  • 24 months

Philosophy is a unique 2-year Master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy.

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Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society M.Sc. Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • International € 10,581 per year
  • 24 months

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

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Ethics of Education: philosophy, history and law M.Sc. Ethics of Education: philosophy, history and law
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 13,900 per year
  • 12 months

The Master Track Ethics of Education: philosophy, history and law from the University of Groningen will learn to analyze moral problems and discussions with a view to formulating policy, developing procedures and taking practical decisions.

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Scienze Filosofiche / Philosophy M.A. Scienze Filosofiche / Philosophy
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 1,177 per year
  • International € 1,177 per year
  • 24 months

Per l'a.a. 2015-16 è indetto il concorso per l'assegnazione di 10 premi di studio, in memoria di Janos Petofi, da attribuire alle migliori tesi discusse per il conferimento della laurea di I livello in Filosofia; il premio consisterà nell'assegnazione di un contributo di 600 euro per l'immatricolazione al I anno del Corso di laurea magistrale in Scienze filosofiche. La domanda di partecipazione dovrà pervenire dal 1° ottobre al 30 novembre 2015.

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Philosophy (research) M.A. Philosophy (research)
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 9,232 per year
  • 24 months

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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Semiotics M.A. Semiotics
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 3,520 per year
  • 24 months

The 2-year Master’s programme in Semiotics provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study.

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