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Master (2 years) of Arts in Philosophy, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Philosophy, in exploring the facts and fictions of theoretical and practical rationality within science and society, provides the interpretive discourses and logical tools that allow us to generate and maintain transparency in how we reason about what we are and what we do.  

The MA in Philosophy programme offers advanced courses in the principal areas of contemporary professional philosophy. The guiding principle of our curriculum is to offer our students a learning environment that encourages specialisation, but never to lose sight of the general philosophical competencies that comprise an exceptional philosophical education.

Career Opportunities  

Employers appreciate that philosophy graduates have outstanding transferable skills in analytical and innovative thinking. Graduates in philosophy can create transparency in complex decision contexts. They can communicate ideas coherently to a variety of audiences.   A growing number of our graduates are working as consultants in areas such as IT, communication, organisation, and HR. Some have gone into the public sector to work in administration, management, counselling, the health sector, or project management. The department also has an enriching PhD programme, to which graduates can apply.

About the Degree

The programme is divided into four tracks that reflect the departmental areas of active research and allow students to pursue their interests at an advanced level, in both the analytical and the continental tradition of philosophy:
  • Track A: Epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of cognition
  • Track B: Idealism and post-idealism
  • Track C: Ethics, legal and political philosophy
  • Track D: Philosophy of science and technology in society (taught in Danish)  
Students concentrate their efforts on the core courses and research labs offered in one of the tracks. Core courses provide advanced introduc­tions to relevant areas of the current research discussion. In the research labs, students practise their research skills, explore ideas, and engage directly with ongoing departmental research activities. The MA thesis is produced interactively under the supervision of experts.

Our most important teaching tool is individual project development, typically in the form of a research talk or course paper. We invite our students to actively pursue an individual project, and we accompany them through all steps of the project development.   

Department of Philosophy promotes an interactive and lively learn­ing environment. It has its own library and reading room and shares lecture theatres, the canteen, and surrounding areas with other fields of study at Nobel Park.  

Students can take part in many activities related to the philosophy programme, including the student committee, the philosophical association Philosophical Students Colloquium, a film club, and the Friday bar, Panta Rei


To find out more about admission to the MA in Philosophy please visit the programme’s website.

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

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

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


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information 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


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Mar 01
Start date
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