Master of Arts
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The Department of Philosophy’s Study Programs
The Department of Philosophy offers five study programs at Master’s level.
- Focused Major in Philosophy (120 ECTS Credits)
- Major in Philosophy (90 ECTS Credits)
- Minor in Philosophy (30 ECTS Credits)
- Minor in the Foundations of Moral Philosophy (30 ECTS Credits)
- Minor in the Philosophy of Science (30 ECTS Credits)
Flyer for prospective students for philosophy (German only) (PDF, 907 KB)
Flyer for prospective students for the Minor in the Foundations of Moral Philosophy (German only) (PDF, 720 KB)
Flyer for prospective students for the Minor in the Philosophy of Science (German only) (PDF, 657 KB)
Application and Admission
Please consult the Office of Student Affairs’ web page on Application and Admission.
Regulations and Explanatory Documents
The regulations and explanatory documents for the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs mentioned below are available from the website of the Office of Student Affairs.
- The legal framework for the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is set out in the Framework Ordinance (Rahmenverordnung).
- The Program Regulation (Studienordnung) contains the implementation provisions for the Framework Ordinance. It consists of a general section and a number of program-specific appendices. The general section governs the cross-program aspects of the course of study. The program-specific appendices to the Program Regulation contain the regulations specific to each program.
- The Catalogue of Modules (Modulkatalog) describes the recurring compulsory and core elective modules of the relevant study program. The range of elective modules offered varies and is described in the Course Catalogue (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) for each semester, together with the compulsory and core elective modules offered.
- The Standard Curriculum (Mustercurriculum) can assist you in putting together your own study path. It shows a possible course of study, in which all the requirements for passing the degree are fulfilled within the standard period of time. However, other courses of study are possible within the framework of the regulations.
- The Guidelines (Wegleitung) contain further explanations and recommendations for students. It is important to distinguish between the Guidelines for Studying at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the program-specific Guidelines for Philosophy.
- For students who began their studies before the Fall Semester 2019 in one of the study programs offered by the Department of Philosophy, the relevant transitional regulation applies. It contains all operative requirements for passing the degree as well as an equivalence table showing the old and new compulsory modules.
Declaration of Independent Work
Written work, term papers as well as Bachelor's and Master's theses must be submitted with a signed declaration of independent work in which it is attested that the work was written independently and without the use of prohibited resources.
Declaration of independent written work (German only)
Where a student is guilty of dishonesty in the completion of an assessment, he or she will be considered to have failed the corresponding module. Disciplinary proceedings may also be initiated in accordance with the University’s Disciplinary Regulations.
The Teaching Commission of the UZH has published a leaflet describing the University’s policy on plagiarism(German only).