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New Master’s Program: “Angewandte Philosophie” (Applied Philosophy)

The new “Angewandte Philosophie” (applied philosophy) master’s program will start at the University of Bremen in the 2019 summer semester. The degree course is open admission and applications can be submitted until January 15, 2019.

In the “Angewandte Philosophie” (applied philosophy) master’s program, students deal with questions from science and society: for example, how to deal with conflicting objectives and contradictory demands, and what role experts can play in situations of uncertainty. To this end, they draw both on traditional philosophical models of thought and on more contemporary analytical methods.

Abstract Questions from Concrete Problems

One goal of the “Angewandte Philosophie” program is to identify and critically reflect on questions with regard to relevant philosophical problems. With particular topics and ways of thinking, students should learn how abstract and fundamental questions can arise from initial problems that appear to be concrete. Conversely, the retranslation of philosophical abstractions into lifeworld and scientific contexts is important.

First Professorship for Applied Philosophy in Germany

The philosophical examination of questions coming from other sciences or from society is the focus of philosophy at the University of Bremen. The University of Bremen has established the first professorship for applied philosophy in Germany.

In total, the University of Bremen will accept new students for the summer semester – with an application deadline of 01/15/2019 – as follows:

For the bachelor’s program for the first semester (first semester; beginners)

For the master’s program for the first semester (beginners / first semester in the master’s program)

Other master’s degree programs that start in the summer semester are:

  • Vocational Education Nursing Science (MA)
  • History (MA)
  • Computer Science (MSc)
  • Mathematics (MSc)
  • Physics (MSc)
  • Production Engineering I / II
  • Process-Oriented Materials Research (MSc)
  • Space Engineering I / II
  • Systems Engineering
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Management and Production Engineering

For further information, please see

Admission of advanced students to almost all degree courses at the University of Bremen (advanced applicants are students who have already studied for at least one semester in the desired degree course or who can show creditable achievements in the desired degree course).

All useful information about the courses on offer and all questions concerning application and admission can be found at:


For questions about the “Angewandte Philosophie” (applied philosophy) degree course, please contact:

Professor Dagmar Borchers
Institute of Philosophy
Faculty of Cultural Studies
University of Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218-67820
E-mail: borchersprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

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