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*also, possible to study part-time (8 Semesters)
The degree program
Reinforcing philosophical knowledge and skills are taught in this Master's degree program, since the teachers of this subject link outstanding research to internationally connected and recognised research focuses, such as philosophical gender research, philosophy of language or in the area of philosophy of time, Hans Jonas, and Kant research.
Students profit from a wide-spread study offer with focuses on cognitive science, philosophy of the mind, ontology, practical philosophy and history of philosophy. The abilities of analysis and interpretation of texts, critical reflection, argumentation and problem solving are reinforced here. The regular lectures, colloquiums and exclusions also give students insights into current international research debates.
The M.A. Philosophy can be studied in the major-minor combination (major or minor subject) and comprises the following modules:
- M 1 : Philosophy of nature and culture
- M 2 : Issues of theoretical philosophy
- M 3 : Issues of practical philosophy
- M 4 : Self-studies
- M 5 : Extension module
- M 6 : Research module
Especially through module M4: Self-studies students develop their ability of independent learning and research. In module M6: Research module students participate in a philosophical colloquium that enables intensive discussions of others’ and their own research approaches. Intensive and individual support by the professors and their employees is ensured by the beneficial relation of students and teachers.
The studies provide ideal preparation for postgraduate studies in the subject of Philosophy or work in other areas connected to philosophy. This includes in particular publishing, journalism, personnel management, media, public and private facilities of science administration and organizations or institutions of education and further education. Additionally, the Master's degree program, in combination with other qualifications, prepares for work in facilities of education and science management (libraries, archives, museums or institutes).
In the major-minor combination Philosophy can be combined with the following minor subjects:
- Advanced Literary Studies: Literature, Culture and Media
- Language and Linguistics: German, English and Romance Languages
- Media Culture
- Social Sciences
- Theatre Pedagogy
Philosophy cannot be studies in the research-oriented subject combination program. werden.
To be admitted to the Master's degree program in philosophy, one must have a Bachelor of Arts degree in a relevant subject or a degree of an equivalent degree program in philosophy. Relevant subjects are philosophical main and secondary study programs. A degree program is also considered to be subject-relevant if philosophical knowledge from the areas philosophical basic skills, practical philosophy and theoretical philosophy is proven to the extent of a total of 45 credit points (LP). The examination board of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities decides on the form of proof or the recognition of academic achievements on the proposal of the philosophy examination board.
The examination regulations relevant at the time shall apply.
Examination regulations/degree plan/module
Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.