Welcome to the website of the Master Program in philosophy of science at the Institute of Philosophy at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.




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Philosophy of Science

Master of Arts (M.A.)

2 years (120 ECTS)

1 April (Summer Term) or 1 October (Winter Term)

15 January (Summer Term), 15 July (Winter Term) 

Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in philosophy or a relevantly related discipline such as physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, mathematics, politics, social sciences, psychology, history, economics.  


There is no tuition, except for a small fee "Semesterbeitrag" for administration, transport and the student union. This fee includes a transport ticket for the whole term for all of Niedersachsen (+Hamburg). The current “Semesterbeitrag“ for the Leibniz-University Hannover can be found here


The  Masters Program in Philosophy of Science is built on the observation that modern societies are increasingly influenced by scientific and technological developments.  Scientific and technological developments have profound effects on social and political systems and on our understanding of ourselves.  These developments need to be critically analyzed—a task to which philosophy is ideally suited.  Philosophy reflects on the conceptual foundations of the sciences; and it can analyze the role of values in science and sources of the special credibility of scientific results.  The MA is aimed at providing the training to enable students to participate in a critical reflection on the sciences. 

For further information on the program, click on the links to the left.