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Magister course in philosophy II

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

The course provides in-depth knowledge of philosophy and is intended to be read during the second semester of second cycle studies in philosophy. It consists of two advanced sub-courses of 7.5 credits each. The topics of the sub-courses can vary from semester to semester. In exceptional cases, a sub-course may consist of an individual literature course. The teaching language is English. The course can be included in a one-year master's degree in philosophy as well as in a two-year master's degree in philosophy. Together with the course Magister thesis in philosophy, 15 credits, it amounts to one semester of full-time studies. For students studying the course on campus, internet-based sub-courses can be included.

Application and eligibility

Magister course in philosophy II, 15 credits


2 September 2024


19 January 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Outline for distance course

For the course, a computer (Windows 10 or later or macOS), stable internet and a headset and webcam are recommended. The possibilities of using the learning platform Canvas via mobile or tablet/iPad are limited. As a browser, Chrome or Firefox is recommended.

Required Knowledge

Either (a) a bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 ECTS, of which 60 ECTS credits are in philosophy (or an equivalent subject, such as practical or theoretical philosophy), or (b) 82,5 ECTS credits in philosophy (or equivalent), of which at least 15 ECTS credits consists of a bachelor's thesis in philosophy (or equivalent). In addition, proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6 is required.

Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



The online application opens 15 March 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2024. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 23,250

Total fee

SEK 23,250

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Contactperson for the course is:
Study advisor for Philosophy