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Philosophie / Philosophy (Master of Arts)

Program: Philosophie / Philosophy
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

The Philosophie / Philosophy master's program, based on current research, is directed to students who have completed a bachelor's program (particularly that of Philosophy in Marburg) or an equivalent program with above-average success.

You will not only deepen and expand your philosophical knowledge and analytical methods, but will already be introduced to the current topics and working methods of the academic discipline in research and teaching and will actively participate in research and teaching with the support of instructors. The renowned practice of philosophy at the Philipp University of Marburg, both in a historical and systematic respect, guarantees that students will be qualified for professional work, particularly in the academic field, and for the doctorate.

Major topics

A major topic is formed through elective options in basic, advanced and practical modules, whereby the Marburg research profile offers special opportunities with its alignment with Kant research and the Enlightenment (both in terms of historical epoch and systematic thought collective).


There remains a marked discrepancy between the study and profession of philosophy. The profession of philosopher, as a university instructor, is open to only a few. In addition to this prospect for graduates on a career path as university professor, however, a number of professional fields have developed whose profile of requirements match the expertise profile of the “Philosophie / Philosophy” master's program. Specifically, these include:

Adult education, specialist publishing, newspapers, magazines, radio and television, philosophical consulting, librarians, administrative specialists in higher civil service, organizational, consulting and management jobs in governmental administrative, cultural and business management departments.

  • Admission requirements

    Required university degree Certification of a degree from any bachelor's program or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma with an overall grade of at least 2.5.
    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German skills:
    DSH 2

    Other language skills:
    Two foreign languages, normally including English.
    One foreign language must be certified at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (alternately: Latin or Ancient Greek skills at the level of the Latinum or the Graecum), to be certified by the university entrance qualification certificate, for example, and an additional foreign language at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
    Admission Mode Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements
  • Who can answer questions?

    Technical questions about your application


    Content-related questions about the program

    Dr. Ulrich Vogel
    Institute for Philosophy
    Wilhelm-Röpke-Str. 6B, WR 03B04
    35032 Marburg
    Phone: +49 6421/28 24717

    Office hours: Wed 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Central European Time) - before the lecture period only by arrangement

    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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