At Louvain-la-Neuve
120 credits - 2 years
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: FILO2M
Francophone Certification Framework : 7
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : optional
Activities in English: optional
Activities in other languages : NO
Activities on other sites : optional


By the end of the Master’s degree, you will be capable of:

  • producing a critical overview of the literature on a philosophical question;
  • comparing and defending philosophical arguments;
  • taking part in philosophical debates in your area of specialisation;
  • carrying out a piece of personal research, writing it up and presenting the results orally.

Depending on the focus you have chosen, you will also have developed:

  • advanced skills in philosophy (research focus);
  • specific skills, through international experience gained outside UCLouvain (professional focus);
  • teaching skills (teaching focus).
Your profile


  • have a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and wish to have more in-depth training whilst also becoming more specialised;
  • have a Bachelor’s degree in another subject and have discovered philosophy from a minor subject or a certificate;
  • wish to be able to use research tools in philosophy so you can go into research;
  • wish to obtain the necessary qualifications to teach philosophy.
Your future job

Our graduates are employed in various sectors : politics and diplomacy, the cultural world and the voluntary sector, administration, trade, industry, journalism and communication.

Your programme

The Master’s degree offers you

  • solid training in research in philosophy;
  • an interdisciplinary programme in which science, history of art, sociology, etc. come into contact with philosophy;
  • a wide range of courses to choose from for your specialisation programme;
  • teaching methods where your ideas, work in small groups and individualised supervision take centre stage;
  • the opportunity to do a part of your Master’s degree abroad, in Europe or elsewhere.

By the end of the 120 credit Master’s degree, each focus from the Master’s degree in philosophy may be gained in a new program for 30 credits only.

Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree

The Master’s degree, "German and French Philosophy: Contemporary Issues", offers the best students from all over the world a specialised 2 year high level training course in the fields of German and French philosophy and their interaction in Europe’s intellectual and cultural space. Each year students are selected to study in three of the universities associated with this programme which has been given the UCLouvain title of International Master’s Degree.