Master's Programme in Philosophy at the University of Tartu
Joining the Master's Programme in Philosophy at the University of Tartu will enable you to acquire historical and systematic knowledge covering a whole range of philosophical topics. You will learn how to think about fundamental “eternal” questions (e.g. ”What is the nature of things?”; ”How can one live a good life?”; “What is truth?“) as well as how to unravel contemporary issues (from issues pertaining to developments in science and technology to environmental and political concerns). As a Master’s student, you will be integrated into one of our (often international) research groups. You will attain in actual research environment valuable skills needed for an academic career in philosophy, such as critical reading and analysis, academic writing, and preparation for presentations.
The Master's programme in Philosophy will also open up career possibilities in various other fields, such as politics, administration, journalism and education.
|Level of study||Master's studies|
|Degree awarded||Master of Arts in Humanities (Philosophy)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Philosophy|
|Study form||Full-time regular studies|
|Tuition fee||3400 EUR/year|
|Scholarships||tuition-waiver scholarships available, other scholarship opportunities|
Ask a student
"I have always been interested in eternal questions such as how our world works and how human thinks, so I chose philosophy for my Bachelor studies in Ukraine and after finishing I realized that philosophy has become my real passion. I really enjoy how philosophy develops a wide world view, a critical thinking, and respect to different positions. I think that nowadays, in the epoch of technologies people really need all these skills to better understand information, to wisely choose what believe and how to rationally argument your own position. I also think that everyone earlier or later asks oneself what is the sense of life and how we should live, and only philosophy can help with this questions."
Anastasiia, International Student Ambassador from Ukraine
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"An MA degree is a small but important step on the path to becoming a philosopher. To become a philosopher, it's not enough to read books and attend lectures. One has to immerse oneself deeply in philosophical problems and learn the art of thinking. The Tartu Philosophy MA program provides the best support in the region for this kind of individual development. If you enter our program, together with your supervisor you will design your own study plan, tailored to your individual needs. You will receive research experience and extensive individual tutoring. You have the chance to take that decisive step towards becoming a philosopher. "
Bruno Mölder, Head of the Department of Philosophy
"Philosophy’s usefulness lies first and foremost in its potential to „think things through to the bottom". Studying philosophy improves critical thinking, debating-, and argumentation skills, and the ability to understand and interpret texts. These skills are needed virtually everywhere; people who have studied philosophy are highly valued in various fields of life and appreciated as candidates for further studies in many disciplines."
Margit Sutrop, Professor of Practical Philosophy