Key Facts

Degree Issued: Master of Arts in Philosophy


Location: Lugano, Switzerland


Duration: 2 year (4 semesters)


Language: English


Format: Full-time Degree recognised by the Swiss government


ECTS: 120


Ideal number of students per year: 20


First edition of the programme: 2017/2018


Disciplinary Focus:

  • Metaphysics,
  • Philosophy of Mind,
  • Logic & Philosophy of Science,
  • Ancient & Medieval Philosophy.


Universities of origin of our students (2017-2020)

Banja Luka, Barcelona, Bari, Berkeley, Bologna, Durham, Florida State, Fribourg, Geneva, Graz, Kalamazoo College, Lugano, Milan, Monash, Naples, Navarra, Oxford, Padua, Parma, Pavia, Simon Fraser, Sorbonne, Tiblisi, Tokyo, Trento, Trieste, Tübingen, Venice, Zurich.


Universities of origin of our visiting professors:

Alberta, Amsterdam, Buffalo, Cambridge, Central European University, Columbia University, Durham, Fribourg, Geneva, Glasgow, Lucern, New York University, Oxford, St. Andrews, Trinity College Dublin, Tübingen, Turin.


Admission rate at the MAP, year 2020/2021

50% (June 2020)


Increase in eligible applicants

During years 2017-2020, there has been a 106% increase in eligible applicants!


What our students do after graduation

Graduated students have been accepted in the following universities: Alberta, Central European University, Durham, King’s College London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Leeds, Lisbon, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Oxford (DPhil), Urbino, Western Ontario, Zurich.
All students who graduated by July 2020 and who aimed at pursuing an academic career have been admitted into a PhD programme before the end of the MAP.
Others decided to pursue a non-academic career and have received job offers in London and Lugano.