The programs cover most of the major areas of philosophy, from a mainly analytic perspective. It will be possible for candidates who have a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree to take the Master’s degree in one year.
Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs
Epistemology; Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics; Ethics; Ancient Philosophy; Early Modern Philosophy; Kant and After
Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Aristotle; Aesthetics
Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programs
Candidates will normally be expected to have some background in philosophy. In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants will also be required to submit a statement of purpose (1–2 single spaced pages) as well as a sample of academic writing—part of a course essay or a chapter of a thesis—in English, to further assess their language abilities and argumentation skills.
In exceptional cases, applicants with a three-year bachelor’s degree may be allowed admission into one-year master’s programs. The applicants should be aware that they may not be able to pursue a doctoral degree in the European Higher Education Area if they have accumulated less than 300 ECTS credits in their prior university studies. Applicants wishing to pursue an academic career should choose their master’s program accordingly (two-year master’s in case they completed a three-year bachelor’s degree, and one-year master’s in case they completed a four-year bachelor’s degree). For the list of conditions under which exemptions may be granted, please refer to the program’s website.