The Master in Philosophy at USI differs from many other philosophy programs:
- It offers courses in contemporary analytic philosophy and in the history of philosophy, ancient and medieval, which are designed to complement each other.
- Its focus is on theoretical philosophy and its history - especially on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.
- It requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their discussion skills in class.
- It offers courses in philosophy for up to at least 105 ECTS.
This full-time study program comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years). All philosophy courses are in English. It is possible for students to earn their degree by taking courses in English only.
The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degrees in Philosophy is a Bachelor's degree granted by a recognised university in the field of Philosophy or related disciplines.
Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.
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Tuition fees for the Master's degrees amount to CHF 4,000 per semester. Applicants whose official residence was in Switzerland and Liechtenstein at the time of the final high school exam (Maturità) pay a reduced semester fee of CHF 2,000.
Scholarships & funding
For the academic year 2020/2021, the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of the Università della Svizzera italiana will award a total of 60 one-off study grants of the amount of CHF 4'000 each. The merit-based grants are given to the students admitted to the first year of a USI Master programme starting in September 2020.
Master of Arts in Philosophy
About this institute
Studying at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
USI Università della Svizzera italiana is a member of the Swiss university system and the only Italian-speaking university in Switzerland. It is a multi-lingual university with courses taught in Italian and English and it has a strong international orientation. USI’s...
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