Program Details

Joining the master's programme in Philosophy at the University of Tartu (ranked in the TOP150 Departments by QS University Rankings) will enable you to acquire historical and systematic knowledge covering a whole range of philosophical topics.
Tartu, Estonia
Program Type:
Full Degree
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Program Overview

Program Description:

Philosophy is a unique 2-year Master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy. The programme is focused on research: all students will work closely together with a supervisor who will help student design the programme based on the student’s interests; students can join many international research groups and conferences and students’ MA thesis has to be on article level. What will students get from the programme? • Unique programme: gives a general overview of philosophy with four specialisations; • Internationally connected faculty and international staff, many world famous guest lecturers; • Study-related workshops and conferences; • Integration into up-to-date philosophy literature; • Great research opportunities: students can contribute to ongoing research and participate in conferences. UT organizes yearly 3-5 international conferences in the area of philosophy; • Wide range of literature: the Department of Philosophy and the Centre of Ethics have a common library which gathers systematically both classic and up-to-date literature; • International career prospective: graduates can continue their studies or work in any field from public sector to business and journalism.

In order to graduate, the students have to pass (1) general subjects (15 ECTS), (2) special subjects according to the individual study plan (69 ECTS depending on specialisation), and (3) optional subjects (6 ECTS). This is followed by writing of the MA thesis and a subsequent public defence (30 ECTS).

General admission requirement: • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). To apply you need to: 1. Fill in the online application form. Remember to print it out at the end and sign it, because you also need to send it to us. You also need to upload copies of your other documents so we can start checking them. When you register to fill in the application form, you will receive an applicant code, which gives you access to your account to track your application status. 2. Mail the printed and signed application with all the required documents by the deadline (April 16) to: International Student Service, University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, Estonia What kind of documents do you need to apply? • online application; • motivation letter - guidelines and evaluation criteria; • a writing sample; • official copy of the Bachelor's diploma or its equivalent and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) in the original language*; • official translation of the Bachelor's diploma and Diploma Supplement (transcript/mark sheet) into English, translation certified; • proof of the English language proficiency (TOEFL 69/70, IELTS 5.5, Cambridge English FCE grade B, CAE 45 points, CPE, PTE Academic 59 points, exceptions listed on web); • copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars. • Watch students talk about the programme (University of Tartu Television)

4000 EUR. Students receiving this scholarship do not have to pay the tuition fee if they complete full-time study load (30 ECTS per semester).

Additional Program Information

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Financial Aid:
FinancialAid Info:
Scholarships available.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification; English language proficiency; motivation letter, writing sample, admission interview.
Scholarships Description:
Tuition waivers available.