Philosophy study field aims to look into the human problems related to existence, knowledge, minds, values and other general and fundamental issues. 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, axiology (value theory), moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science.
The MA programs are directed toward career development in healthcare, clinical practice, policy building, management, promotional professions, journalism, research, law, creative professions, scientific philosophy and education.
English-taught Master's programme in Philosophy is planned to start in autumn 2014. Full information on the programme will be available by 15 December 2013. Applications will open as soon as the curriculum has been approved by the Ministry of Education and Research.
The English-taught Research Master's programme in Philosophy is a two-year course that is meant for students of proven ability who wish to prepare for an academic career in philosophy.
The Research Master-programme is open for the Master students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. As an integral part of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School and aims at academically committed students, who have shown exceptional interest in research during their undergraduate studies and who – already during the MA studies and with a view to a subsequent PhD – wish to be involved in current research in the fields of excellence of the faculty.
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.
The programme focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series, providing a kind of common background to all students, we offer the following four optional modules: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics and Models in the Social Sciences.
This Philosophy and Religion (MARes Distance Learning Programme) is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. It has a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). The programme is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits).
This new programme examines the major themes around the role of religion in politics and international relations in the contemporary world and allows you to research the role of religion in society and politics, looking at both domestic and transnational contexts. It explores the theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches to the subject by focusing on the relationship between organised religions and the nation-state, as well as the global processes that promote religious conflict and conflict resolution. This programme is ideal for current and aspiring policymakers and analysts in international, national and regional institutions engaged in management of conflict, diversity, inter-religious relations and community development.
Según el itinerario escogido, se adquieren habilidades para entender los procesos de evolución humana, las caracterizaciones antropológicas de los grupos actuales en el proceso de la globalización y las relaciones existentes entre procesos cognitivos y estructuras cerebrales, tanto en sujetos normales como con trastornos psíquicos.
The overall job prospects are good for individuals considering government careers or careers as political advisors, political analysts, party leaders, political campaign workers, and political spokesmen among others. Graduates can also find jobs as educators or political activists in the non-governmental sector or even make a career as business consultants for multinational corporations.
The MA in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics offers a rigorous grounding in health care ethics and biomedical ethics, provided by tutors from the Centre with expertise in teaching ethics in medical disciplines. Students learn about the ethical issues that arise across all areas of medicine and health care practice, and can specialise in areas of particular interest.
This program offers training in philosophy and in the history of philosophy, along with expertise in a chosen area of research, including philosophy of the mind, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, ethics, and empiricism.