Philosophy (Master)

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The master’s programme in Philosophy enables students to deepen their systematic and historical knowledge and develop competences in philosophy that go beyond the knowledge and competences acquired during the bachelor’s programme. The master’s programme covers a wide range of subject areas, allowing students to focus on the great variety of systematic questions and philosophical traditions investigated at the Department of Philosophy. At the same time, the wide range of courses provides students with the opportunity to specialise in certain subject areas and develop a distinctive professional profile. In addition, they have the chance to explore other disciplines in the humanities, natural sciences and arts, as well as other areas of society and culture. The master’s programme in Philosophy qualifies graduates for a doctoral programme, enabling them to pursue an academic career in the area of philosophy.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 941

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of compulsory modules and advanced modules on the following subject areas: Mind – world – language; practice – society – culture; epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of technology and philosophy of media; metaphysics/ontology, phenomenology, philosophy of mind; philosophy of language/hermeneutics, logics; ethics/applied ethics, political philosophy, social philosophy; aesthetics, philosophy of culture, intercultural philosophy/philosophy in a global world; individual specialisation; and projects and research. In addition, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Ethics
  • Knowledge
  • Truth
  • Perception
  • Metaphysics

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates are qualified to make independent contributions to the academic discourse in the area of philosophy. The degree programme prepares students for a job in academia and qualifies them for a profession in a range of occupational fields without a clearly defined job profile.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

    The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

    Information about the Graduate Survey

    Career Tracking of Graduates

    The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

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