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Master thesis in philosophy

  • Number of credits 30 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

The course is intended to be read during the fourth semester of second cycle studies in philosophy and consists in writing a 30 credits thesis in philosophy under supervision. The topic for the thesis is proposed by the student but must be approved by the course coordinator and the supervisor. The course constitutes the degree project for a two-year master's degree in philosophy. The teaching language is English.

Application and eligibility

Master thesis in philosophy, 30 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2022 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


29 August 2022


4 June 2023

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Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Required Knowledge

1. 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) 90 ECTS credits in philosophy (or equivalent), including a completed course Philosophy C, 30 credits (or equivalent); 2. 30 ECTS credits of second cycle studies in philosophy (or equivalent); 3. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Prior studies comprising 60 ECTS credits of second cycle studies in philosophy are recommended. Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 19 April 2022. The application period is closed.

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 46,500

Total fee

SEK 46,500

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Contactperson for the course is:
Study advisor for Philosophy