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Philosophy, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #123 (QS) ,
The Institute of Philosophy is subdivided into three departments, the department for logic and theoretical philosophy, the department for practical philosophy and the department for history of philosophy, which are supported by a shared administrative office.

About

The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Bern is one of the largest philosophy departments in Switzerland. It consists of up to 35 researchers and employees. In addition, the Institute is pleased to be welcoming many world-renowned philosophers each semester, as guests to a considerable number of international workshops, lecture series, and courses organized by the Institute. The Institute of Philosophy is subdivided into three departments, the department for logic and theoretical philosophy, the department for practical philosophy and the department for history of philosophy, which are supported by a shared administrative Office.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline: October 15 (for spring Semester), March 31 (for fall Semester)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      Graduate schools, doctoral programmes and doctoral studies last 3-5 years.
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Current Research Projects
  • The Affective Mind
  • The Art of Feeling
  • Ontology of Musical Works
  • Searching Life out There
  • Unvergleichbarkeit und Rationalität
  • Unterbestimmtheit normativer Moraltheorien
  • Das Überlegungsgleichgewicht

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Application and admission

Applicants with Swiss qualifications and applicants with international qualifications are subject to different admission requirements.

http://www.unibe.ch/studies/programs/doctorate/application/index_eng.html

For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • The fee for doctoral students is 200 CHF per semester. Additionally, a registration fee of 100 CHF is charged for the first or re-admission.

Living costs for Bern

  • 1655 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding


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