Welcome to the website for the Master’s Program in Philosophy of Science, offered by 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’s degree (or equivalent) in philosophy or a relevantly related discipline such as physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, mathematics, politics, social sciences, psychology, history or economics. 

There is no tuition, except for a small fee ("Semesterbeitrag") for administrative, transportation, and student union costs. This fee includes a  semester ticket for public transportation, covering all of Niedersachsen (+Hamburg). The current Semesterbeitrag for the Leibniz Universität Hannover can be found here.  


The Master’s Program in Philosophy of Science is developed around the observation that modern societies are increasingly influenced by scientific and technological developments. These developments have profound effects on social and political systems and on our understanding of ourselves. They thus need to be critically analyzed—a task to which philosophy is ideally suited. Philosophy involves reflection on the conceptual foundations of the sciences, and it can analyze the role of values in science and the sources of the special credibility of scientific results. This Master’s Program aims to provide students with the ability to participate in critical reflection on the sciences. 

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