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- Master´s programs

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Barbara Vetter and Prof. Dr. Jan Slaby and the Academic advising team at the Institute of Philosophy
Habelschwerdter Allee 30
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-540 83; (030) 838 558 22
(030) 838-590 12

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in philosophy or an equivalent degree with at least 60 credit points in philosophy.

  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) or equivalent.

  • Latinum or Graecum or proof of another language on level B2 CEFR.

The admission is limited.

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

In this research-oriented master’s program, students expand their knowledge of philosophy in the full spectrum and variety of its traditions. Two aspects characterize the degree program: It offers students the greatest possible freedom to immerse themselves in special areas of study of their own choosing, and it makes it possible for students to engage in the interdisciplinary aspects of philosophy. Students acquire analytic, hermeneutic, and logical-argumentative competencies oriented toward current research questions. They do so by using the texts and the tools necessary for independent scholarly work and the presentation of results.

1st Semester Admissions
Limited admissions
Admission for Higher Semesters
Limited admissions (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters