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Field of Study: Philosophy (N6101)
Characteristics of the field
The Erasmus Master Mundus programme ?German and French Philosophy in Europe ? (Europhilosophy) offers a two-year master’s study programme to students from all over the world who are chosen by an entrance exam; the study programme is aimed especially at German and French philosophy from the 18th century to the present and their reciprocal influences in the intellectual and cultural European space. The programme is taught at seven universities in German and French. Tuition at FHS UK is particularly focused on German and French phenomenology, but courses on German Classic philosophy and contemporary French thought are also offered. Further information: www.europhilosophie.eu.
Description of the Entrance Exam and Criteria of Evaluation
To apply for the entrance exam, it is necessary to fill out the given application form, which must be sent both by e-mail and by post with all of the mandatory attachments to the addresses stated. These addresses, the deadline for sending the filled-out applications with attachments and the needed application forms can be found on the web pages of the programme in French and in German.
Students are accepted on the decision of the examining committee, comprised of the co-ordinators responsible for the pedagogical and academic realisation of the programme at the individual universities of the consortium. Students do not take part of the exam in person, but their acceptance is decided on the basis of their applications, i.e. the filled-out forms and their attachments, by the members of the aforementioned committee. The students chosen to be accepted are then endorsed by the respective authority of the European Commission in Brussels. The accepted students are then immediately notified of their acceptance.
The evaluation criteria of applications are the quality of previous studies, respectively, academic research results with relevance to the programme profile, motivation and the formulation of the project that they wish to implement in the study programme, the recommendation of at least two teachers and, of course, language skills and competence, proven by certificates or by the online evaluation programme: http://www.dialang.org/french/index.htm
Condition of Acceptance
The main condition of acceptance to a master’s study programme are a bachelor’s or licentiate title, or any other document of graduation from a study programme equal to a three-year university programme (180 ECTS). The applicant must show that studied courses in philosophy and in the history of philosophy within this previous study programme. Another condition of acceptance is knowledge of written and spoken German and/or French. Documents showing the level of these language skills are part of the application form.
Information about the Graduates’ Acquired Skills
The graduates will obtain during their studies the theoretical knowledge of the history of the German and French philosophy of the 18th and 19th century, the knowledge of issues of the Classical phenomenology in Germany and the Contemporary phenomenology in France, the orientation in selected works of authors of the Contemporary German and French language philosophy. The graduates will mostly follow their successfull studies with a doctoral thesis project at one of the universities of the consortium or at another university. Moreover thanks to their language competencies and experience from the studies in three European countries they will be able to assert themselves in the non-academical sphere as officials in the European institutions, foreign service, as translators, editors of the scientific, but also popularizing literature, etc.
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