Central European University (CEU)

Philosophy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

The Department of Philosophy offers a Doctoral Program with special focus on either Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, or History of Philosophy, or Moral and Political Philosophy. Philosophy Doctoral students can also enrol to the Political Theory Track.

The PhD Degree in Philosophy is offered by Central European University (CEU).

Program Objectives

The program provides top-level up-to-date training in different areas in philosophy in order to prepare students for academic life (attending conferences, participating in research projects, and publishing in professional journals), to enable them to teach philosophy at university level, and to do independent research in different fields of philosophy.

Program Structure

In their first year, doctoral students have the status of Probationary Doctoral Candidates. They participate in the life of the department, attend courses offered by the department and write a first year paper. At the end of the first year of their studies, probationary doctoral candidates take the oral comprehensive examination. In the examination, they present their thesis plan and answer questions concerning their plan and first year paper.

Students who successfully complete their course work and pass the comprehensive examination receive the status of Doctoral Candidates. Doctoral candidates have a supervisor with whom they regularly meet and who supervises their work. During their second and third year, students are primarily engaged in independent research under the guidance of their supervisor. Doctoral candidates participate in the academic life of the department and attend seminars, lectures and programs, including the annual in-house graduate conference and the biennial international graduate conference, which they organise. In the second and third years, students attend the Doctoral Seminar, which provides a forum to acquire professional skills and receive continuous feedback on their work. Students can submit their dissertation at the end of the third year of their studies and not later than six years after the date of their original enrolment.

Accreditation

The PhD Degree in Philosophy from Central European University (CEU) is approved and registered by the New York State Education Department.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS 30 CEU credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Belief And Knowledge
  • Advanced Topics In Logic
  • Cognitive Science And Policy Making
  • Consciousness And The Physical World
  • Departmental Colloquium
  • Doctoral Reading Seminar
  • Doctoral Work-in-progress Seminar
  • God’s Existence And His Nature
  • Greek Reading Seminar
  • Philosophy Of Action
  • Philosophy Of Science: Core Contemporary Issues
For more information, please visit program website.

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      7

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    • Minimum required score (Grade A):

                      200

                      The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                    • Minimum required score:

                      600

                      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                    • Minimum required score:

                      100

                      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                    Academic Requirements

                    Admission Requirements:

                    • Completed CEU Application Form 
                    • Letters of Recommendation
                    • Academic Records
                    • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
                    • Program-Specific Requirements
                    • Proof of English Proficiency
                    • Application Fee
                    For more information, please visit program website.

                    Tuition Fee Per Year

                    • EUR 15000 International
                    • EUR 15000 EU/EEA

                    Funding

                    CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides a variety of merit-based scholarships and tuition awards available to students from any country.

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