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Master (2 years) of Arts in Philosophy, 120 ECTS

Institution University of Copenhagen (KU)
Campus South Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Originially all sciences were a part of philosophy. Although science has developed into various disciplines, the study of philosophy still focuses on the fundamental problems of science. At the MA programme in Philosophy offered in English at UCPH you will specialise in phenomenology and philosophy of mind. The MA programme in Philosophy offered in Danish also include other specialisations.

Career Opportunities  

Philosophy graduates are able to fulfil a range of different functions, depending on their programme’s profile and specialization. Graduates from the programme find employment in the public as well as the private sector, e.g. within nongovernmental organizations, media and journalism, publishing, and in the financial sector. Former students also work with teaching in educational institutions on various levels.


The programme welcomes applications from students of all nationalities.

A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of 45 ECTS-points (equivalent to .75 years of full-time study) in philosophy.

Please note: As of 1 September 2015 the requirement will be 60 ECTS-points.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor programme that qualifies them for direct admission, but whose qualifications are assessed by the Board of Studies to be of an equivalent nature, may also seek admission. The Board of Studies is entitled to demand that the applicant pass supplementary tests in order to be admitted.

Language Requirements
Non-native English speakers are required to document their English abilities by passing the required English tests.

Documenting Your Qualifications
When submitting your academic transcripts, please note that it is absolutely necessary for you to document that you have the required educational background, as stated above, for admission into our programmes. Unless it is clearly evident from your transcripts that you have the necessary qualifications, you must enclose documentation in the form of curricula, course presentations, syllabi, papers you have written, or statements from instructors. Additionally, you should enclose a detailed explanation of how you believe your educational background fulfills the requirements.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further InformationInformation from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

South Campus


The South campus is located just south of the city centre and has a student population of around 11,000. The campus is home to the Faculty of Humanities. It is undergoing development with new buildings offering great facilities for studying and for student life at campus.

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