Admission requirements

The following students may enroll in the research master without any further requirements:

(1) Students who have achieved the greatest distinction in a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, in Moral Sciences or in Philosophy and Moral Sciences at a Flemish university. These students are required to attend the full programme of 120 credits.

(2) Students who have achieved great distinction or greatest distinction in a master’s degree in Philosophy, in Moral Sciences or in Philosophy and Moral Sciences at a Flemish university. These students can be exempt from 60 credits of the programme and obtain the degree upon the successful completion of a track of 60 credits.

Important: students in these categories can only enroll after the programme coordinators have checked and confirmed that they indeed satisfy requirement (1) or (2). This means that students in these categories who want to enroll have to send an email the programme coordinators at RM.Phil@ugent.be. Attach the relevant documents to this email and explain which research seminars you want to follow (and why). 

Flemish students who expect to obtain one of the degrees mentioned in (1) or (2) before October 2019, but do not have it yet, should follow the admission procedure for other students, as described here.

Students with master’s degrees in other disciplines, students with philosophy degrees obtained outside the Flemish community and Flemish philosophy/moral sciences students who have not achieved the required grade may be admitted to the program after a review procedure. Details about the application procedure can be found here.

Important: if you don’t have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in philosophy and/or moral science (i.e. if your application is based on a master’s degree in a different discipline) you can only be admitted if you have attended sufficient philosophical/moral science course units. By this we mean: a package amounting to at least 60 credits that includes philosophical/moral science methodology courses, and courses at an advanced level.

If you have obtained your bachelor or master degree outside the Flemish community, you have to prove English language proficiency at B2 level. Click here for an overview of types of proof that are accepted.