1. Accueil
  2. EN
  3. Studying at ULB
  4. Find your course
  5. phisoc

Master in Philosophy

Master in Philosophy

Accéder aux sections de la fiche

Call to actions

  • Programme title
    Master in Philosophy
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Degree type
    Master 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Philosophy
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Philosophy
  • Jury President
    Guillaume DYE
  • Jury Secretary



General information

Degree type

Master 120 credits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Philosophy

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)


+32 2 650 38 07

Succeed in your studies


The information and guidance counsellors at the InfOR-études service will help you choose your studies throughout the year.


Take part in preparatory courses or get help to succeed, before or during your studies.

Get help

Apply for financial aid, look for accommodation or a student job, get support for your specific needs.


This Master programme teaches students to subject their philosophical knowledge to a strict critical and creative reasoning process. It gives them in-depth knowledge of the history of philosophy, its main branches (epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, philosophy of law, political philosophy, philosophy of psychology, hermeneutics, logic, metaphysics, ontology, etc.), its main topics, and their evolution. Students learn the skills required to engage critically with a text, problematise a philosophical question, use a specific methodology and argumentation, make proper use of knowledge as part of a reflection process, and present ideas appropriately. The Master with a teaching focus also provides knowledge (on didactics, the psychology of learning, using media, etc.) and practical skills (exercises, in-person classes, etc.) that are essential to teaching philosophy.


ULB's philosophy programme is firmly rooted in the study of texts from which it draws its tradition, but its goal is also to broaden the scope of philosophy to more contemporary questions. Thanks to the Perelman chair, philosophers of international renown are regularly invited to speak. At the end of the programme, students can use their skills to engage in an in-depth conceptual analysis of various challenges in today's society.

Access conditions


This Master programme places emphasis on a common core of theoretical courses and seminars, but it also lets students pick one of two specialisation tracks: a module on general philosophy, or a inter-university module on the philosophy of science.

In addition, students may chose one of two focuses: a research focus, which teaches them the specific skills required to work in research, and a teaching focus, which prepares them to work as teachers while developing skills related to training, argumentation, and knowledge transfer, which are valued in many other sectors.

What's next ?


In addition to traditional careers in teaching or research, this programme offers a strong background of intellectual skills that can be used in a variety of professions: analysing and summarising, thinking critically, creating, observing, describing, constructing. This is why philosophers often find work in professions that involve writing (publishing, media), ethical and bio-ethical issues, human resource management, or cultural innovation.

  • Writing (journalism, publishing, etc.)

  • Cultural events

  • Various activities within public administrations

  • Non-government organisations

  • Teaching

  • Research