About the programme
Our program is an integral part of the development of nearly a century’s tradition of philosophical research at the University of Szeged, focusing on the history of Continental philosophy from the ancient Greeks through the Middle Ages, Early Modernity and German Idealism, to 20th century currents of philosophy, such as hermeneutics, phenomenology, existentialism, applied philosophy and pragmatism.
The Sub-Programs of the School are the following: 1. Metaphysics and Criticisms of Metaphysics, 2. Ethics, Social Theory and Applied Philosophy, 3. Philosophy of Art, 4. Philosophy of Culture, 5. Philosophy of Religion. These programs represent the institutionalized framework of our interdisciplinary profile, offering specialization in any of the above disciplines. Our speciality is variety in the tradition of Continental philosophy and in select current philosophical disciplines from the list above. For a range of topics currently offered for supervision by our faculty, see the programme website. Faculty of the school also undertake the supervision of topics related to their publications.
Graduates usually pursue careers in cultural and public administration, PR and media, international business companies, teaching, translation, journalism, academia, editing, diplomacy, international relations, project management, local government, NGOs, web design, online media, theatre and fine art management or museum curatorship.
Level of the programme: PhD
Language of the programme: English or German
Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters
Registered in: EU
Who should apply?
We expect applicants to be interested in philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, philosophical aspects of cultural studies, fine art or the theory of religion. We highly encourage applicants with an interdisciplinary interest among any of the above mentioned fields of study.
Application requirements: MA degree in philosophy/ethics/aesthetics/religious studies, a demonstrated proficiency in English (B2/ at least upper intermediate or equivalent), CV (with photo), an online (Skype) entrance exam (for shortlisted candidates only), and a detailed research plan (of 500-800 words, excluding bibliography).
Please choose a topic proposal and contact the doctoral school and the supervisor before submitting your application.
Start of the programme: September of each year
Tuition fee: 3500 EUR per semester
Application fee: 35 EUR