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 persons 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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Modern European Philosophy M.A. Modern European Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,800 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Modern European Philosophy MA is widely recognised as one of the most significant and innovative courses in its field, and is now one of the most successful philosophy masters programmes in the country. The MA is based on a focused study of the fundamental texts of the modern European philosophical tradition. It provides an ideal preparation for doctoral research in philosophy or related fields in the humanities and social sciences. It also prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in education, the arts, politics and public policy.

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

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

Philosophy is a unique 2-year Masters 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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Applied Ethics M.A. Applied Ethics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,330 per year
  • 12 months

The Utrecht Master in Applied Ethics is an interdisciplinary and international programme focused on the interaction between moral practice and ethical theory.

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Applied Ethics M.A. Applied Ethics
  • Aug 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 10,400 per year
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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
  • Non-EEA € 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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Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society M.Sc. Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
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  • 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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Scienze Filosofiche / Philosophy M.A. Scienze Filosofiche / Philosophy
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 1,177 per year
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Aesthetics and Art Theory M.A. Aesthetics and Art Theory
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,800 per year
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Semiotics M.A. Semiotics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 0 per year
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  • 24 months

The 2-year Masters 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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Philosophy M.A. Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,330 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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