Master History and Philosophy of Knowledge

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The programme is open to holders of an excellent Bachelor’s degree in the social, cultural, natural or technical sciences.


This interdisciplinary Master’s degree programme covers knowledge in general history, history of technology, history of science, philosophy, cultural studies and comparative literature.

Students are encouraged to investigate in a scientific manner the normative, symbolic, social, institutional, political and economic conditions under which knowledge originates and how its development in turn interacts with these.


  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Science of Literature and Culture

Credits ECTS: 120
Degree and title: Master of Arts ETH in History and Philosophy of Knowledge

Detailed information about the Master’s degree programme:
History and Philosophy of Knowledge

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