Why choose this programme option?

In the study option Philosophy, you have the possibility to study a wide range of philosophical topics in one of the largest and most international philosophical communities in the Nordic countries.

Philosophy is one of our oldest academic subjects. But in a complex reality and a pluralistic society, the subject remains as relevant as ever before. Are there objective truths and values? Is democracy the best form of government? What is required for someone to be responsible for their actions? What bestows on language its meaning? In the programme option Philosophy, you will learn about these and other philosophical questions in one of the largest and most international philosophical communities in the Nordic countries.

Internationally renowned teaching and research

We offer high-quality instruction and supervision across a broad range of the philosophical disciplines and traditions. All of the master's level teaching takes place in English where this is requested by our many international students and instructors. We are particularly proud of our academic strength in Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, the Philosophies of Languages and Logic, as well as Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology. The Department is host to the Center for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), as well as our exciting new  ‘Toppforsk’ project on Conceptual Engineering –the critique and improvement of concepts.This means that a large number of international philosophers lecture and teach in Oslo on a regular basis. The study option Philosophy enables students to get acquainted with cutting-edge research through lectures and other academic activities.

International possibilities

The programme option Philosophy gives students the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad. The Department has exchange agreements with a number of top universities in Europe and North America.


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Published Sep. 23, 2015 1:05 PM - Last modified Nov. 16, 2016 11:36 AM