Philosophy

Master of Arts

Philosophie, M.A.

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.

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Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Institute for Philosophy

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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
Admission 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.
Information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International 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 Online Self-Assessment

While a Bachelor’s degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master’s degree serves to upgrade the qualifications of graduates. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Arts degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

Philosophers find careers in various fields. Positions may be available not only in teaching and research at universities, but also in administration, in educational institutions outside mainstream schooling, in media and communications fields, in unions and other organisations, journalism, tourism, libraries/archives and in personnel departments. In order to successfully start a career, however, additional field-specific qualifications may be necessary.

For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.