Master in Philosophy


The Master in Philosophy at USI:

  • stands out for the international stature of its professors;
  • is research-oriented, aimed at preparing its students for the most demanding PhD programmes around the world;
  • focuses on four core areas: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, Philosophy of Physics;
  • requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their presentation and discussion skills;
  • guarantees a personal tutor, who is one of the professors of the Master and provides regular one-on-one tutorials, feedback on written work, and guidance about future academic careers.

Kit Fine

I have taught in the programme for many years, and I have been very impressed with the programme.

It gives the students a very good education and the level of participation in the seminars and the discussion among students is at a very high level. So, overall, all in all, I am quite impressed.

Thimothy Williamson

In a very short time, a very high quality Masters programme has been developed and the students are interested and are well-informed and many of them are going to go on to do PhD's and become members of the philosophy profession.

Key Facts

Language: English

Degree Issued: Master of Arts in Philosophy

Location: Lugano, Switzerland

Standard Duration: 2 year (4 semesters)

ECTS: 120

Format: Full-time Degree recognised by the Swiss government

Ideal number of students per year: 20

First edition of the programme: 2017/2018