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Philosophy (taught in English) MA

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Career opportunities

Studies prepare for:

  • helps cultivate critical and analytical thinking skills, teaches orientation in various areas of social life
  • equips for participation in interdisciplinary projects and in a variety of social roles
  • prepares for work in scientific, educational, cultural and administrative institutions

 A master’s degree entitles you to:

  • can progress to PhD programmes
  • get a degree which equips them with a variety of transferable skills that are highly attractive to employers


Work placements

  • Optional work placements

KUL’s Careers Centre offers a host of additional opportunities beyond core course content, including volunteering and placements. Our Careers Centre provides a range of help and advice on planning your career to help you make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

Active participation in the Student Council and KUL’s Philosophical Study Group supports graduate employability and market transition. The Philosophical Study Group encourages student collaboration and raises their professional qualifications through the organization of trainings, conferences, discussion meetings as well as through publications and other scholarly activities.

Skills acquired by graduates

Our graduates possess advanced research skills including formulating and analysing research problems, selecting research methods and tools, processing and presenting results. They can prove logical theorems, determine the logical structure of statements (propositions), paraphrase natural language utterances in the languages of various logical systems.

Our graduates can take a stance in basic philosophical and worldview discussions; analyse and reflect upon a range of philosophical problems; take part in debates, summarize and paraphrase ideas; can find solutions to philosophical issues; have experience in comparing features of different logical systems and their consequences; possess teamwork skills, which allow them to take up all kinds of collaborative roles.

Graduates, thanks to an ability to recognize cause-and-effect relationships, know how to thoroughly analyse a range of problems. They can see various philosophical problems, analyse them, draw conclusions and make reasonable predictions. These skills are necessary in many areas of social life, especially in business – mainly for business leaders for whom the ability to look for alternative solutions, analytical thinking and synthesizing are crucial.

Philosophy graduates can select appropriate tools of interpretation and analysis of philosophical texts; they can summarize and analyse philosophical arguments and identify their key theses, assumptions and corollaries. The graduate can use basic ICT tools, such as word processors, visual presentation software, web services and apps.

Graduates possess advanced research skills including problem formulation and analysis, selection of research methods and tools, and development and presentation of results. They possess discussion skills and know how to choose the right tools to summarize and paraphrase both their own and someone else’s views. They can analyse and criticize the discussed theses.
Graduates can formulate complex philosophical problems in speech and writing; they can put forward a thesis and critically comments on it. They have an advanced knowledge of philosophical and methodological issues. They can formulate and reconstruct arguments from the point of view of various philosophical positions.
A person with the above qualification has the necessary skills:
1) to translate, interpret and analyse a foreign language philosophical text (level B2+ of ECFR System);
2) to conduct independent research work in cooperation with other professionals, contributing to scientific development and deepening of professional qualifications;
3) to precisely formulate the problem, identifying its assumptions and predicting the consequences of the proposed solutions;
4) to actively participate in activities leading towards the preservation of the philosophical and cultural heritage.

Education requirements

Higher education diploma (when you apply to a MA programme you need to upload a copy of your BA/MA diploma – a document which allows you to continue studying at MA degree in your country).

Admission on the basis of the final grade for the diploma examination.

An applicant while registering is required to submit:

  • one of the certificates confirming English proficiency at level B2. HERE you can find the LIST OF CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING ENGLISH PROFICIENCY – English B2 Certificates


Visit “Study in English” page to get more information about procedure, documents and fees.