Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

About Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil) is a master’s degree program that enables students to study the fundamental nature and principles of knowledge, existence and reality.

The Masters of Philosophy program involves a thorough study of critical philosophical subjects and other related fields. The main aim of the masters program is to address problems such as existence, reality, truth, the origin of language, aesthetics, justice, validity, law, beauty etc.

It is a great career choice for aspirants who have an ability in constructing strong arguments and are good at presenting their ideas. M.Phil covers a varied range of topics such as Moral Philosophy, Logic and Language, Philosophy of Mind, Reality etc.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: A bachelor’s degree in any stream.
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50%

M.Phil. Admission Process:

  • Admission to the M.Phil or Masters of Philosophy is on the basis of marks secured in the last exam.
  • Some private institutes also conduct personal interviews and writing tests for the same.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Syllabus

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Career Options and Job Prospects

After pursuing M.Phil, interested candidates can go for higher studies like Ph.D. in philosophy. On successful completion of research work, they can start working as assistant professors in colleges after clearing the necessary state/national level exam such as UGC NET.

There are various specializations after M.Phil such as Metaphysics, Moral Philosophy, Aesthetics, Cognitive Science, History of Modern Philosophy etc. in which candidates can pursue their research work. Here’s a list of suitable job roles for M.Phil postgraduates:

  • Ethics Advisor
  • School Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Charities Administrator
  • Information Science
  • Survey Interviewer

The average starting salary of a fresher is Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh annually and some of the popular employment areas for master’s in philosophy (M.Phil) postgraduates are :

  • Health & Social Work
  • Public Service
  • Community, Social & Personal Service
  • Public Administration
  • Research Centres
  • Schools