Degrees offered

  • Master of Arts in Philosophy (one year)
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy (two years)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers Master and Doctoral level education up to the standards of the best international institutions, in the Central and Eastern European region. The MA program offers an intensive study of all the major fields in philosophy, with the possibility of deeper acquaintance of a chosen field. The main objective of the PhD program is to train professionals who will be prepared to undertake academic careers, as researchers or university teachers.

The programs promote a scholarly attitude which combines historical and analytical approaches in philosophy. The curriculum is designed so that students are required to study each of the major fields of contemporary philosophy. A specialization in the history of philosophy is also available. It is envisioned that the alumni will have the rare ability to conduct a dialogue across the dividing lines occasionally fragmenting the philosophical dispute.

Selected Areas of Research:

  • Ancient and modern philosophy
  • Philosophy of language and logic
  • Philosophy of mind and cognition
  • Perception
  • Causation and free will
  • Ethics and Metaethics
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Political philosophy
  • Theory of democracy

Non-discrimination policy

The Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of -- included, but not limited to -- race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

General information and enquiries

Central European University
Department of Philosophy
Nádor u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: (36-1) 327 3806

CEU Admissions Office

Nádor u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: (36-1) 327 3009, 327 3210, 327 3208, 327 3272