Philosophy has been taught at KU Leuven since its founding in 1425. Throughout the centuries, the university has remained an important and influential centre of philosophical thought, with a strong commitment to the international dimension of education. I
- Leuven, Belgium
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year
- Program Description:
- The Institute of Philosophy offers a comprehensive range of BA, MA, MPhil and PhD degrees. Viewed collectively, our undergraduate and post-graduate degrees aim to familiarise students with the historical traditions of philosophy as well as with contemporary movements in English-speaking and Continental Philosophy so that they are able to tackle the fundamental areas of philosophical research. All its programmes are taught in English. Courses are taught by means of lectures and seminars, while doctoral study is based around meetings with a supervisor.
The one-year Master of Arts in Philosophy programme aims to develop students' knowledge of philosophy by exposing them to more detailed study of the central issues of the subject, and by equipping them with the requisite research skills needed to proceed to a higher degree.
This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
Philosophy has been taught at KU Leuven since its founding in 1425. Throughout the centuries, the university has remained an important and influential centre of philosophical thought, with a strong commitment to the international dimension of education. In more recent times, the Institute of Philosophy, established in 1889, has continued this august tradition, and is now an internationally recognised centre of philosophical research. It houses the famous Husserl-Archives: Centre for Phenomenology and Continental Philosophy and the renowned De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. The Institute is also home to the Centre for Metaphysics and Philosophy of Culture, the Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy and the Centre for Logic and Analytical Philosophy. The Institute of Philosophy has its roots in the eminent tradition of European continental philosophy. In recent years, however, the Institute has embraced other philosophical traditions ranging from Anglo-American thought to non-Western philosophy. The Institute of Philosophy is committed to philosophical pluralism and aspires to the highest possible standards in education and research. Its teaching staff offers a wide variety of challenging courses and research seminars at undergraduate and graduate levels. With nearly 700 students from some 54 different nations, the Institute is a vibrant and cosmopolitan intellectual community that celebrates the subject of philosophy in its many forms. Furthermore, with some 30 full-time staff and nearly 130 adjunct faculty members, post-docs and doctoral students, the Institute of Philosophy is among the largest research groups in philosophy on the continent. The Institute's library is one of the finest philosophical libraries in the world. It contains more than 90,000 volumes and maintains subscriptions to more than 300 journals. It is user-friendly, with open stacks, a liberal lending policy and an online catalogue. Students also have access to other excellent collections at the Central University Library, the library of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and the considerable holdings in philosophy of other libraries within the university's library network.
- Setting Description:
- This programme aims at deepening philosophical insight already obtained and broadening this knowledge. Thus, upon completion of the programme the student should be able to proceed to further advanced work in philosophy. At the end of the Master of Arts in Philosophy programme, the student should: 1. Specialised philosophical knowledge in context a) Have a profound knowledge of and insight into at least one systematic or historical philosophical domain and have an appreciation of the way this domain fits together with other philosophical domains b) Have a thorough knowledge of issues in several other systematic and historical philosophical domains c) Be able to relate the acquired specialised philosophical knowledge to the cultural, societal and academic context d) Have knowledge of and insight into current philosophical debates and research and be able to follow and actively incorporate them into the student's own reflections and research 2. Philosophical traditions, methods and
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