PHILOSOPHY, MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME

Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Philosophy
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 247
Admission Requirements For admission to the Master’s programme, students
must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a
recognized domestic or foreign university or post-
secondary educational institution. The degree need
not be in philosophy, but must be equivalent to any
Bachelor’s degree at the University of Salzburg.

What will I learn?

The Master’s programme in philosophy brings students up to the latest developments in theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy, logic and philosophy of science. It also allows students to develop a specialisation within one of these areas.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The  study  of  philosophy,  like  the  study  of  other  subjects,  such  as  mathematics or physics,  does  not  directly  lead  to  the  entry  into  a  specific  profession.  However the competence  in  argumentation,  judgment  formation  and  ethical  orientation  that are acquired during a study  at the master’s level are much in demand in the contemporary labour market. Graduates are mainly active in the following areas: scientific and cultural management, ethical and political consultation, business consulting, information technology, environmental protection, adult education, publication, media, libraries and archives. Recipients of master’s degrees who aspire to careers in academe may undertake doctoral studies in philosophy.

Why Salzburg?

The study of philosophy, like the study of other subjects, such as mathematics, history or physics, does not directly lead to the entry into a specific profession. An exact definition of the typical subsequent career of a graduate in philosophy is therefore not possible. However past experience and the present situation indicate that graduates are mainly active in the following areas: scientific and cultural management, ethical and political consultation, business consulting, information technology, environmental protection, adult education, publication, media, libraries and archives. Recipients of Master’s degrees who aspire to careers in academe may undertake doctoral studies in philosophy.

How is the course structured?

Philosophy MA

Lecture courses and exercises16 ECTS
Seminars18 ECTS
Colloquium seminars and master's seminars8 ECTS
Focus module18 ECTS
Free electives24 ECTS
Total84 ECTS

Contact

Bild Johannes Brandl
Ass.-Prof.Dr. Johannes Brandl Head of the curriculum commitee for philosophy
  • Franziskanergasse 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 662 8044-4060
Fax:
+43 662 8044-0001
Johannes.Brandl@sbg.ac.at
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