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Education at the Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers courses and programmes in both Practical and Theoretical philosophy. Courses are offered both on the basic level (undergraduate level) and on the advanced level (Masters and PhD level).

Scientific method and research ethics (7,5 ECTS)

This course is concerned with the nature of scientific knowledge, especially humanities and the social sciences, and it deals also with ethical questions pertaining to science and research.

Undergraduate studies

Most of our basic level courses require proficiency in the Swedish language. Stockholm University offers a range of courses and programmes in the Swedish language, designed especially for international students and visitors and run by the Department of Scandinavian Languages.

Master’s course in philosophy (one-year) at Stockholm University

The Department of Philosophy offers a one-year master in philosophy, one in practical philosophy and one in theoretical philosophy. Practical philosophy includes such fields as metaethics, normative ethics and political philosophy, while theoretical philosophy includes such fields as philosophy of mind and language, philosophy of science and logic.

Graduate studies (PhD programme)

The Department of Philosophy is Sweden’s largest philosophy department, and is divided into Theoretical Philosophy and Practical Philosophy. It has a thriving graduate community that hosts the biennial Stockholm Graduate Philosophy Conference, and an active research culture.


Postal address
Stockholm University
Department of Philosophy
SE - 10691 Stockholm, Sweden

Visiting address
Department of Philosophy
Universitetsvägen 10 D
Frescati, Stockholm, Sweden

Student affairs office
Opening hours:
Monday 12.45–15.00
Wednesday 9.45–12.00 and 12.45–15.00
Office: D788
Phone: +46 8 16 34 14
Fax: +46 8 15 22 26

Programmes and Courses

Master’s course philosophy teaser 251
Puff Research ethics for Human Science 251