Our Master (MA) program in Logic and Philosophy of Science was founded in October 2012. It is an international MA program of the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich.

LMU has a long-standing tradition in both philosophy of science and logic reaching back to the time of Wolfgang Stegmüller and Kurt Schütte. In recent years, this tradition has been revived by establishing two new chairs in logic and philosophy of language (held by Hannes Leitgeb) and in philosophy of science (held by Stephan Hartmann), and by founding the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). Hannes Leitgeb was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2010. In April 2012, a second Alexander von Humboldt Professorship was awarded to Stephan Hartmann.

The MCMP provides a lively environment for studying logic and philosophy of science. The MCMP is embedded into the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies at LMU which is one of the largest in the German-speaking world, covering a wealth of philosophical research areas, and attracting students and researchers from around the world.

Our MA program is not just open to philosophy and logic undergraduates but we also aim to attract undergraduates from relevant scientific disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, economics, linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, the social sciences or related disciplines.

Program Structure


To complete the MA program, students must earn 120 ECTS (that is, credit points).
Students are required to write a master thesis and complete the following course requirements:

  • 4 Master colloquia (Central Topics in Logic I & II, Central Topics in Philosophy of Science I & II)
  • 2 special Master lectures (Formal Methods I & II)
  • 6 elective courses in at least two of the following modules:
    • Logic
    • Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics
    • General Philosophy of Science
    • Philosophy of the Special Sciences
    • Rational Choice and Formal Epistemology
    • Themes in Analytic Philosophy
  • 1 Master thesis preparation course
  • 1 Disputation (defense of the Master thesis)

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