DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Master in Philosophy

Online, Distance Learning, Master’s in Philosophy

THE MASTER OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY

The MA in Philosophy is designed to deepen and initiate research. It assumes that the student has completed a full first cycle (BA or equivalent) in philosophy, or the equivalent.

MA 1 (YEAR 1 of the MASTER'S) IN PHILOSOPHY

COURSES AND RESEARCH SEMINARS

The MA 1 in Philosophy consists of seven in-depth courses, two research seminars, and the preparation of a research project for the MA 2. The student presents his or her choice of courses and seminars, which is validated by the dean of the Faculty of Philosophy.

DURATION AND VALIDATION OF COMPLETION

This program lasts one year and is worth 60 ECTS. The academic year can be spread over two calendar years.

Each course is validated by a quiz and an assignment (dissertation). An exam is organized when all the courses have been validated. The exam lasts three hours and is held in an examination center. During lockdowns, it is conducted orally by videoconferencing.

MA 2 (YEAR 2 of the MASTER'S) IN PHILOSOPHY

The MA 2 in philosophy is divided into three specializations: history of philosophy, ethics and politics, and comparative philosophy.

It consists of four courses and a research seminar. The student sends in his or her choice of courses and seminar, which must be accepted by the dean of the Faculty of Philosophy.

The student submits a thesis proposal to the Faculty of Philosophy, which must be accepted. A thesis director is assigned to accompany the student in his or her research and writing.

This program lasts one year and is worth 60 ECTS. The academic year can be spread over two calendar years.

3 SPECIALIZATIONS FOR THE MA IN PHILOSOPHY

Domuni-Universitas offers three specializations:

History of Philosophy

History and Philosophy are two disciplines that have much to contribute to each other. Philosophy has its own history and history can be questioned philosophically.

Studies in the history of philosophy allow one to perceive the great articulations, the main periods or schools of philosophical thought and their mutual relationships.

For its part, the philosophy of history, which is a branch of philosophy, puts into dialogue cultures that have a cyclical or linear perception. It questions the notions of "progress" or "development", of "the meaning of history" or "the end of history", and the notions of chance or necessity.

Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and religion have existed side by side since the beginning of human history. The Logos gradually emerges from the Muthos

How to define religion? Is there a specific "religious experience"? Are faith and reason opposed? What is the sacred? Is there an intelligibility of the sacred?

What role can philosophy have with regard to religion? And can religion call for going beyond certain limits of rationality?

We increasingly criticize the violence that stems from religion. Could philosophy lead to a wisdom that humanizes the passions? The specialization "Philosophy and Religion" offers a framework for reflection and research that is conducive to the deepening of these two major areas of influence in our societies.

Ethics and Politics

Because of globalization and the interdependence of human societies, it is well understood today that ethical questions are not only "theoretical" or a matter of individual choices. The consequences of these choices - bioethical, environmental, economic, in terms of defense or international relations - are so concrete and often disastrous that they impact the community, in the short or medium term, in life or death processes.

The creation of ethics councils in companies, states, and international institutions demonstrates the need for in-depth and fundamental training on this subject. It is essential to take up ethical reflection from its first formulations, in order to perceive, by going through its different schools, the hierarchy of fundamental principles.

ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE

Each course is evaluated by

- a 10-question quiz

- a long paper (10-15 pages)

At the end of the academic year

- A comprehensive exam in person (in an approved examination center near the student's residents) concludes the MA 1.

The thesis defense concludes the MA 2.