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Philosophy (PhD)

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

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


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/aethetics/religious studies, a demonstrated proficiency in English (B2/Intermediate), CV (with photo), an online (Skype) entrance exam (for shortlisted candidates only), and a detailed research plan (of 500-800 words, excluding bibliography).


Online application

Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 3500 EUR per semester

Other fee: 250 EUR application and entrance exam fee


For further information visit our website or contact Prof. Dezső Csejtei call +36 62 544 179.


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My first impression about Szeged was, that it is „a standard lovely Western city. You can see colourful buildings everywhere; enjoy the sunshine, walk in the nature, study in the bright, high-tech library”. I think this is a perfect place for students where they can experience sparkling culture diversity, enjoy the peacefulness of everyday life, meet a lot of kind and motivating people, enjoy the inspiring academic atmosphere, taste the food not only from Hungary but also from the world. I can call Szeged my second home.


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I am studying at University of Szeged as a former Erasmus student, currently as a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder. Both the institution and the town are wonderful. Many entertainment and sports facilities are provided, and it is also easy to make new friends. It is a great experience to attend the University, and I would like to stay in Szeged and continue my academic studies.

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