Practical Philosophy - Master Course, 30 credits

Praktisk filosofi, avancerad kurs (masterkurs), 30 hp


Main field of study

Practical Philosophy

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course


András Szigeti, Fredrik Stjernberg

Course coordinator

András Szigeti

Director of studies or equivalent

Martin Berzell


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2024 202404-202423 Swedish Linköping, Valla

Main field of study

Practical Philosophy

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

  • 30 ECTS credits passed in Practical Philosophy, basic course
  • 30 ECTS credits passed in Practical Philosophy continuation course
  • 30 ECTS credits passed in Practical Philosophy, in-depth course
  • 30 ECTS credits passed in Practical Philosophy, advanced course
  • Practical Philosophy, master course 30 ECTS credits with 22,5 ECTS credits passed
    or courses that are deemed equivalent
  • English and Swedish corresponding to the level of English and Swedish in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6 and Svenska 3)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should have:
- advanced knowledge of certain central practical-philosophical problems and theories,
- broadened understanding of an additional field of philosophy,
- developed the ability to independently handle, produce and assess complex argumentation,
- the ability to carry out a fairly extensive research assignment independently.

Course content

Extent and planning of the course

The course comprises 30 HE credits. In several of the courses, the teaching may take place at another higher education institution or in the form of distance education (see above, regarding the national cooperation).

Seminar, 7.5 HE credits
The seminar, which is compulsory, may present current research or bring up a central and current complex problem.

Individually selected course, 7.5 HE credits
In consultation with the supervisor, a course that in an appropriate way supplements the courses that were completed during Practical Philosophy, advanced course is chosen. The supply of such courses may vary from semester to semester.

Thesis, 15 HE credits
The student should carry out an independent research assignment.

Teaching and working methods

Independent literature studies to which compulsory seminars, compulsory written assignments, oral presentations and a written examination will be added. In addition to this, other types of teaching and working methods may occur. Part of the teaching may take place at another higher education institution, and elements of distance education occur.


The course is examined through compulsory seminars, essays, written assignments, written examination and oral presentations. Active individual oral participation in the seminars is required to pass the course. The master's thesis should be defended at a final review.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för kultur och samhälle
Code Name Scope Grading scale
SEMI Seminar 7.5 credits U, G, VG
UPPS Thesis 15 credits U, G, VG
VALD Course on selected topic 7.5 credits U, G, VG
OPP1 Opponent 0 credits D

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