Masters in Humanities

Philosophy & Ethics

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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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Suggested Masters in Philosophy & Ethics

M.A. Philosophy and Science

In the Master’s programme Philosophy and Science you will analyse the relation of philosophy and science in terms of their historical development, as well as the current situation. Seminars that you will follow focus on training skills such as critical reading, analytical thinking, policy writing and debating. Professionally, the programme prepares you for several possible avenues, including science administration, research, journalism, and policy-making.

Netherlands
M.A. Philosophy (research)

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 a broad range of specialisations, with specially designed research seminars and a dynamic and stimulating research environment.

Netherlands
M.A. Philosophy

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.

Estonia
M.A. Philosophical Ethics (Research)

The Research Master's in Philosophical Ethics provides a unique opportunity to focus on moral conflicts and ethical issues in contemporary Western culture against the backdrop of continental European philosophy. Studying in a highly international environment with experts in continental philosophy you will gain a thorough preparation for a career in academic philosophy or in business and policy.

Netherlands