MAP: Master in Philosophy, USI Lugano

The the Master in Philosophy (Map) at USI, Lugano
– stands out for the international stature of its professors;
– is research-oriented, aimed at preparing to the most demanding PhD programmes around the world;
– has a clear focus in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Ancient Philosophy and Medieval Philosophy;
– requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their presentation and discussion skills;
– guarantees a personal tutor, who is one of the professors of the Master ;
– and provides: regular one-to-one tutorials, feedback on written work and guidance about future academic careers.

The MAP is a two-year graduate degree (120 ECTS; usual duration: 2 years). The language of the programme is English.

Among the professors for the academic year 2020-2021 are:

Achille Varzi (Columbia University)
Kit Fine (New York University)
Franz Berto (University of St. Andrews)
Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford and Durham University)
Pasquale Porro (Paris, Sorbonne)
Peter Simons (Trinity College, Dublin)
Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva)
John Marenbon (University of Cambridge)
Kevin Mulligan (USI and Geneva)

For a full list of professors, please see

Teaching comprises lectures, master classes, discussion of presentations by students, group work, and discussions of papers produced by students.

The programme is supported by generous merit based scholarships, and five research student assistant positions available for the students of the MAP.

Further information at

The coordinator of the programme can be reached at

This Autumn, lectures are expected to be held on campus.

This year, USI has also increased its already considerable volume of grants in response to the virus. We suggest students contact to find out more about scholarships.

Applications will remain open for EU or Swiss students until August 31. The deadline for non-Swiss non-EU students has already passed, but USI might be unofficially willing to accept non-Swiss non-EU students for another three weeks. The application instructions can be found at this address:


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