Master of Arts in Philosophy (1 year)

The programs cover most of the major areas of philosophy, from a mainly analytic perspective. It will be possible for candidates who have a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree to take the Master’s degree in one year.

Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs

Compulsory courses
Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Kant and After

Elective courses
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Aristotle, Aesthetics

Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programs
Candidates will normally be expected to have some background in philosophy. In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants will also be required to submit a statement of purpose (1-2 single spaced pages) as well as a sample of academic writing—part of a course essay or a chapter of a thesis—in English, to further assess their language abilities and argumentation skills.


Title Instructor Credit
Academic Writing Thomas Rooney 1.5
Ancient Philosophy István Bodnár
TA: Jaime Elliott
CC + tutorial: Great Themes of Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Philosophy György Geréby
István Perczel
Cognitive Science and Policy Making Christophe Heintz 2.0
Continental Philosophy Nenad Miscevic 2.0
Counter-enlightenment David Weberman 2.0
Departmental Colloquium various 1.0
Environmental Philosophy Alan Watt 2.0
Epistemology Katalin Farkas
TA: Marta Santuccio
Ethics Tim Crane
TA: Yuliya Kanygina
Foundations of Political Philosophy Zoltan Miklosi 2.0
God, Mind and Cosmos Philip Goff 2.0
God’s Existence and His Nature Howard Robinson 2.0
Hume's Moral Theory Simon Rippon 2.0
Introduction to Political Theory: Justice and Equality Andres Moles 4.0
Introduction to the Philosophy of Law Katalin Farkas 2.0
Issues in Applied Ethics Chrys Margaritidis 2.0
Killing Andres Moles 2.0
Late Ancient and Medieval Science (5th-15th c.) Anna Somfai 2.0
Liberty, Globalisation, and Tax Justice Philip Goff 2.0
Logic Edi Pavlovic 2.0
MA Thesis Seminar Simon Rippon 2.0
Metaphysics Ferenc Huoranszki 2.0
Metaphysics of Causation Ferenc Huoranszki
Maria Kronfeldner
Perspectives, Perspectivism and Relativism David Weberman 4.0
Philosophy of Emotions Curie Virág 2.0
Philosophy of Language Hanoch Ben-Yami 2.0
Philosophy of Language, Ancient and Modern István Bodnár
Nenad Miscevic
Philosophy of Science: Core Contemporary Issues Maria Kronfeldner 2.0
Podcasting in Higher Education: Implications for teaching and learning Ian M. Cook
Helga Dorner
Dumitrita Holdis
Rationalism and Empiricism Mike Griffin 2.0
Social Justice Frameworks in Action (SJFACT) Michael Dorsch
Marie-Pierre F. Granger
Simon Rippon
Tamara Steger
The Ontology of the Mental Tim Crane
Howard Robinson
The Rule of the (In)competent: Democracy, Expertise and Competence in Political Theory Attila Mraz 2.0
Themes in metaphysics and epistemology in early modern and contemporary philosophy Katalin Farkas
Mike Griffin
Thesis Writing Thomas Rooney 0.5
Topics in Medieval Philosophy: Logic and Semantic Theory György Geréby 2.0
Wittgenstein Hanoch Ben-Yami 2.0