Manifold as our research is also the teaching at te Department of Philosophy. To take the unity between research and teaching into serious, we understand teaching as an intrinsic part of philosophical work. 

Who studies at our Department will interact with with engaged lecturers, willing to support with the challenges the study may bring.  

The Department for Philosophy offers study programs on all academic levels: 

  1. BA Philosophy
  2. MA Philosophy
  3. Doctoral Programme Philosophy

In addition, our Department organises and coordingates the Bachelor's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) Subject: Ethics.

For questions concerning out study programmes in philosophy (e.g., crediting) please contact our Study Representative Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mag. Andreas Oberprantacher.

For questions concerning the School Teacher Training Subject Ethics, please contact our Study Representative Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Mag. Marie-Luisa Frick.

For general questions concerning the study programmes, please contact the Studienabteilung.


The Studienabteilung is the main contact point for administrative matters conderning the study programmes and organises among others the admission to studies. 

Telephone: +43 512 507-32602

Innrain 52d
A-6020 Innsbruck

New Curriculum for the MA programme Philosophy

On the October 1st 2023 the new curriculum for the MA programme Philosophy entered into force:

Students inscribed into the MA programme for the first time from the Winter Term 2023/24 study automatically according to the new curriculum.
Students that inscribed earlier - and are continuously inscribed - have two options: either to continue with the old curriculum or to change into the new one.  


Several points distinguish the new programme from its predecessor: 

1. Next to the mandatory modules also facultative modules can be chosen;

2. A "Vertiefung Praktische Philosophie" can be facultatively chosen, however is not mandatory to graduate;

3. The AG Forschung format for lectures was implemented;

4. Several new facultative modules were created; 

5. The possibilty to conduct an internship and receive credits for it was implemented;

6. The MA-Thesis is now creditted with 25 ECTS.

The new MA curriculum offers benefits in comparison to its predecessor insofar as more facultative options are given, though it can also be studies as before.

In case you have questions, please contact Andreas Oberprantacher (


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Study pro­grammes

BA programme philosophy
MA programme philosophy
PhD programme philosophy
Teaching programme subject 'ethics' 

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Stu­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tives (phi­los­o­phy & ethics)

Ab 1. Juli beginnt die Periode des neuen Teams.

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