KU Leuven

Institute of Philosophy

Master of Philosophy (MPHIL)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Institute of Philosophy offers a comprehensive range of BA, MA, MPhil and PhD degrees. Viewed collectively, our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees aim to familiarise students with the historical traditions of philosophy as well as with contemporary movements in English-speaking and Continental Philosophy so that they are able to tackle the fundamental areas of philosophical research. All its programmes are taught in English. Courses are taught by means of lectures and seminars, while doctoral study is based around meetings with a supervisor. The MPhil is situated in the curriculum of the Institute of Philosophy after the BA and MA. The MPhil programme is primarily research-oriented and functions as a first step towards the doctoral programme. Students should already have acquired a broad and somewhat specialised knowledge of philosophy and possess the skills needed to conduct independent research. The MPhil aims to deepen this knowledge, with particular focus on an area of research in which the student wishes to prepare a PhD. The process of gaining more in-depth knowledge and the process of specialisation go hand in hand. The objective is to obtain a thorough familiarity with and fundamental understanding of an area of research, and thereby to attain a level of expertise demonstrating this. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.



International Student Requirements:

Direct admission: - Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (KU Leuven). Admission decisions based upon evaluation of a complete application file: - Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy or the equivalent (BA in a related discipline).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 60 ECTS

Out State Tuition (per year): 890 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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