Philosophy (M.A.)


Philosophy (Master of Arts)

(Philosophie, M.A.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Arts
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German, selected lectures/seminars in English
Internship: a career-oriented full-time internship lasting a minimum of six weeks, which must be completed at the latest upon registration for the Master’s examination and may be accredited as part of course requirements (see semester course schedule); further information
Requirements for Admission:
1.Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) are comprised of a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree from the same programme or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office.
Please also note the general information on the Master of Arts degree programme, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
2.English language skills at B2 level (GER): school-leaving certificate/diploma with English as third/fourth exam subject with a minimum of 8 points or equivalent.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester or summer semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online
Special Features:

Brief Description

The Master of Arts in Philosophy programme is designed to both deepen and broaden the specialised knowledge and skills acquired during the Bachelor degree programme and to provide research opportunities in a specific area of the student’s choosing. Research specialties in the Philosophy Department of TU Darmstadt comprise Philosophy of Science, Social Philosophy, and Technical and Cultural Philosophy.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

Compulsory courses are taken from the fields of both Theoretical and Practical Philosophy, as well as the module Lebenswelt and Science. The Focus Area modules allow students to more deeply focus on and to broaden knowledge of sub-fields that are of particular interest in the three previously-mentioned modules. The elective courses provide an introduction to the practice of philosophical research, which also includes an internship opportunity. This discipline also leads in interdisciplinary directions, so that students may choose elective courses from other fields, including history, political science, sociology, linguistics and literary studies, theology and social ethics.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Institute for Philosophy


Advice for Prospective M.A. Students

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