Practical Philosophy - Theories of Good Society


Please note that no students are admitted to this programme in 2012.

If you are interested in studies in philosophy, you might consider applying for studies leading to a Master´s degree in social and moral philosophy. For more information, please refer to a website at


The International Master’s Degree Programme ‘Practical Philosophy - Theories of Good Society’ (PPhil) offers an internationally valid and high-standard degree with cutting-edge knowledge and skills in the field. The degree is designed to give the students first-rate competence to undertake doctoral studies. It will also be a genuinely competitive degree in professions related to the various fields in social sciences. The graduates from the PPhil programme receive a Master’s Degree from their home institution together with a diploma supplement including course descriptions and listing their individual study attainments.

PPhil is a two-year full-time degree programme (120 ECTS credits). It includes local studies at the participating universities and the following common philosophical studies: an Introductory Workshop in Helsinki, a Summer School, and an Exchange Term at one of the partner universities. The common courses are planned and realised jointly. Regular instruction benefits from the targeted teacher exchange from the Course Pool (a selection of courses offered by the participating universities), and the Supervisor Pool (a selection of teachers from the participating universities) guarantees first-class thesis supervision. This structure enables wide coverage of the various areas of Practical Philosophy as well as specialised expertise in teaching and instruction, which would normally be impossible to attain within the confines of regular-size institutes and departments of philosophy.

This Master’s Programme will be conducted jointly by the universities participating in the Baltic Philosophy Network (Balphin, see