One-Year Master's Program in Contemporary Philosophy

Master 2 parcours anglophone Contemporary Philosophy

 

Lille is a vibrant, European city, situated halfway between London, Paris, and Brussels.
The philosophy department in Lille is one of the most important in France. It is well known for its international, pluralistic tradition, spanning both continental and analytic traditions, and for its collegial atmosphere.

Students will take part in research seminars focusing on most aspects of contemporary philosophy, including "Meaning and Knowledge", "French Philosophy", "Ethics and Political Philosophy", "Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind", "Aesthetics and Metaphysics". They will also write a master thesis with a personal supervisor. Students who do not speak French will have to attend a course in French Language as well.

The Master program is embedded in a lively postgraduate community and feeds into a successful PhD program. Postgraduate students in Lille regularly present their work at joint research seminar (SDD) involving Belgian Universtities (Brussels (FUSL et ULB), Liège (ULg), Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), Namur (UNamur)) and they have organized numerous study groups. They can also interact with psychologists and cognitive scientists of Lille's SCALab

Lille est une ville d'Europe attrayante, située au centre du triangle Londres, Paris, Bruxelles.
Le département de philosophie y est l'un des plus importants en France. Il est bien connu pour sa tradition internationale et pluraliste, couvrant à la fois les philosophies continentales et analytiques, ainsi que pour son atmosphère collégiale.

Les étudiants anglophones ou francophones avec niveau attesté en anglais (B2, voir ci-dessous) prendront part à des séminaires de recherche mettant l'accent sur la plupart des aspects de la philosophie contemporaine autour des questions de signification et de connaissance, de philosophie française, d'éthique et de philosophie politique, autour des rapports entre phénoménologie et philosophie de l'esprit, autour des questions d'esthétique et de métaphysique. Ils auront également à écrire un mémoire de Master sous la supervision d'un directeur. Les étudiants non-francophones devront également assister à un cours en langue française.

Le programme de Master permet de poursuivre la recherche en troisième cycle au sein du laboratoire STL (cf. le site du laboratoire Savoirs, textes, langage et le blog Actualités STL), avec l'appui de l'Ecole doctorale. Les étudiants en thèse de doctorat présentent régulièrement leurs travaux au sein du séminaire de recherche conjointe impliquant des universités belges (à Bruxelles, la FUSL et l'ULB, à Liège l'ULg, à Louvain-la-Neuve, l'UCL, à Namur l'UNamur) et ils organisent de nombreux groupes d'étude. Ils peuvent également interagir avec les psychologues et les chercheurs en sciences cognitives du laboratoire de psychologie SCALab de Lille

Futher details

Language
All the coursework will be done in English and the research papers and master thesis may be written in English or in French.

Academic prerequisites
Normally, students will be expected to hold a BA in Philosophy and to have completed the first year of a MA program (60 ECTS). Students who do not have a major in Philosophy or have validated less than 60 ECTS in a MA program may be accepted on the condition that they take a certain number of supplementary courses (in French) in our BA and MA programs.

Language prerequisites
Students should have a B2-level language proficiency in English.

Costs and financial support

The University of Lille tuition fees are 261€ / year, both for EU and non-EU students. There are in addition Social Security costs of 215€. Students are expected to cover their own living costs. There are no internal scholarships available.

Accommodation in students' residences near the campus is available for around 250 € / month.


(Two semesters, 60 ECTS)

First Semester

 UE   ECTS   COEF 
Courses offered in each UE
         
 UE 1   3  1  Language course (24h)

Anglais de communication (pour les francophones)

French as a foreign language (DEFI)

 UE 2   7  2  1st seminar (24h)

 Meaning and knowledge (Konwledge by Parallel Reasoning and Analogy -- by S. Rahman)

 UE 3 
 7  2  2nd seminar(24h)

 Contemporary French Philosophy

 UE 4 
 7  2  3rd seminar (24h)

- The Philosophical Tradition Today (The uses of ancient stoicism in contemporary philosophy -- by T. Benatouïl)

Ou séminaire francophone à choisir (1) parmi :
   - philosophie générale
   - philosophie politique
   - philosophie de l’économie
   - éthique

 UE 5 
 6  2  Dissertation progress report  

 

Second Semester

 UE   ECTS   COEF    Courses offered in each UE
         
 UE 1   7  2 4th seminar

- Ethics and political philosophy (Justice and Recognition -- by E. le Jallé & P. Canivez)

- Phenomenology and philosophy of mind (Introduction to contemporary phenomenology: trends, issues, themes -- by C. Majolino; Philosophy of Mind -- by A. Billon)

- Aesthetics and metaphysics (Modal metaphysics - by T. Tulenheimo)

 UE 2 
 7  2 5th seminar

- Ethics and politicalphilosophy (Justice and Recognition -- by E. le Jallé & P. Canivez)

- Phenomenology and philosophy of mind (Introduction to contemporary phenomenology: trends, issues, themes -- by C. Majolino; Philosophy of Mind -- by A. Billon)

- Aesthetics and metaphysics (Modal metaphysics - by T. Tulenheimo)

Ou séminaire francophone à choisir (1) parmi :
   - philosophie et sciences humaines
   - politique et société
   - médecine et société,
   - logique et épistémologie 2
   - esthétique et philosophie de l’art 2

 UE 3 
 16  6 Dissertation and its defence  

 

(1) Students will be allowed to substitute ONE of the 5 seminars in English with one seminar in French (either during the first or during the second semester)

How to apply

To apply, please send ALL the following documents before Midnight (GMT), April 15, 2017 to:
contemporary.philosophy@univ-lille3.fr

- A copy of your BA diploma and of all your higher degrees
- A copy of your BA grade sheet and all later grade sheets
- A certificate of a B2 level in English (for non-native speakers only)
- A CV detailing your education (including the list of courses that you have taken as an undergraduate), language aptitudes, possible publications, your postal and email addresses, etc.
- A thesis project in english (between 500 and 1000 words + bibliography). The project can pertain to any field of contemporary philosophy and should be manageable in one academic year.

All documents should be sent at the same time (attached to one or several emails).
All documents should be PDF files. Please give them the following titles:
- YournameCV.pdf
- YournameDegrees.pdf (if you can't put all degrees in one file, then number the files: Yourname-Degree1.pdf, etc.)
- YournameGrades.pdf
- YournameProject.pdf
- YournameEnglish.pdf

 

Additionally students from the following countries must apply on the Campus France website before March 31, 2017.

Algeria Argentina Benin Brazil Burkina Faso Cameroon
Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo (Brazzaville) Cote d'Ivoire
Egypt Gabon Guinea India Indonesia Iran
Japan Lebanon Madagascar Mali Marocco Mauritania
Mauritius Mexico Peru Senegal Russia South Korea
Taiwan Togo Tunisia Turkey USA Vietnam


You will receive an answer to your application no later than May 19, 2017.

 

 

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