MA in Philosophy at the University of Tartu



The University of Tartu in Estonia is looking forward to applications for its two-year Master’s Programme in Philosophy.

Language of instruction: English
Application deadline: 15. April 2016

We welcome students with a background in philosophy as well as students from other disciplines who have an interest in the philosophical issues raised by those disciplines. For example, a student of linguistics could enroll and study philosophy of language, mathematicians can study the philosophy of mathematics or logic, biologists and medical students can work on medical ethics and bioethics, chemists and physicists have important topics to address within philosophy of science.

MA-students can choose to specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Theoretical Philosophy: philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of logic and mathematics, philosophy of psychology, epistemology, metaphysics, metaphilosophy, experimental philosophy;
  • Practical Philosophy: ethics, meta-ethics, applied ethics, bioethics, aesthetics, social- and political philosophy, philosophy of education;
  • Philosophy of Science: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of chemistry, philosophy of biology, social and cultural studies of science, social epistemology;
  • History of Philosophy: Ancient Greek philosophy, Early Modern philosophy, 19th- and 20th-century German philosophy, 20th-century French philosophy.

Our programme is unique in being extremely flexible: advisers help students to design their own individual study plans so that the programme best suits each student’s interests and takes the student’s educational background into account.

No tuition fee. Instead, scholarships are available! The University of Tartu provides 13 tuition-waiver scholarships and additionally the Department of Philosophy provides living expenses scholarships (200 Euros per month) to the best candidates.

General admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a science or one of the humanities
  • English language proficiency

For further information about the Master’s Programme and the application procedure please consult our website:

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