Master of Arts

Philosophie, M.A.


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.

Module Handbook

Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute for Philosophy

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Degree Master of Arts
Duration 4 Semesters
Language: German, selected lectures/seminars in English
Programme Start winter semester or summer semester
Semester Fee Semester fee
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) are comprised of a Bachelor of Arts degree or 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.
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
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study

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

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