Master in Philosophy

Consecutive Master in Philosophy. Full-time – 120 ECTS – restricted admission – Start: fall semester – Further information in the exam regulations, module handbook and study plan.


Study programme Full-time, German, 120 ECTS
Degree Master of Arts (M. A.) in Philosophy (recognized by the state and the Vatican)
Duration 4 semesters = 2 years
Start October
Costs No tuition fees
Accreditation The study programme is accredited by the independent agencies ACQUIN and AKAST

The study programme has restricted admission. You must apply.

Application-deadline: September 15th


Links [mostly in German]

Application procedure

Information for international students


Module handbook

Exam regulations



Structure Master in Philosophy


Target group

The programme is intended for all those who wish to acquire advanced analytical and logical argumentative skills for their future professional career or for an academic career in the area of philosophy or in interdisciplinary research contexts.



The Munich School of Philosophy has always distinguished itself by providing its students with a theoretical sound approach to the systematic questions of philosophy. At the same time, these are also beneficial for current research questions in the confrontation with other scientific disciplines. The four semester master's programme in Philosophy builds on this tradition.

The Master of Arts (M. A.) at the Munich School of Philosophy provides in-depth academic training in one of the three philosophical foci of the school: "Mind and Nature", "Faith and Reason" or "Ethics and Society". These specialisation modules and the elective module offer the opportunity to set individual focal points.



The master's programme at the Munich School of Philosophy enables students to mature into individuals who can take responsibility in society in their future professions through in-depth academic study of existential, ethical, and social issues. They learn to make sound decisions based on incomplete or limited information while considering social, academic, and ethical findings that result from the application of their acquired knowledge and from their decisions.

Students acquire specialized knowledge in one of the three foci "Faith and Reason", "Mind and Nature" or "Ethics and Society". They acquire analytical methods on the basis of which they can describe, analyse and explain complex philosophical relationships, also in their interconnection with other academic disciplines. They acquire the ability for constant critical reflection on the procedures and prerequisites of their own subject and the ability for interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methods.

They learn to recognise interdisciplinary connections, to use philosophical methods and academic tools and to generate material insights. Initial experience will be gained within the academic community.


Advisory services

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A collection of information as well as personal contact persons can also be found on the pages of the Allgemeine Studienberatung (General Student Advisory Service).