The Master’s Program in Philosophy of Science was established at the Leibniz Universität in 2013. The program offers academic training designed to develop analytic and critical thinking skills, thus preparing students for academic and research-related occupations both within and outside a university setting. (see Career Prospects).
The M.A. program offers courses in core areas of contemporary philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind and value theory. There is particular focus on the philosophy and ethics of science.
Special emphasis is placed on close interactions between faculty and students. Students and faculty come from a variety of academic backgrounds, creating an environment well suited to the philosophical investigation of the sciences and their place in society. Early in the program, students form groups that work independently on some of the most pressing problems and questions in the philosophy of science. Students develop research and presentation skills, participate in cutting-edge research, gain a sense of different potential career paths, and achieve greater breadth and depth in their understanding of philosophy.