Master's Programs

Master's in Logic and Theory of Science
(in English)

The Logic and Theory of Science Master's Program was launched in September 2010. The program is open to students from all over the world with a BA or BSc degree in philosophy, mathematics, physics, computer science, linguistics, social science, and all related fields.

The curriculum includes core courses in logic and formal approaches to philosophy of science, and advanced optional courses in logic, philosophy of mathematics, foundations of physics, logical methods in linguistics, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and formal models in social sciences. Students can choose a focus according to their own fields of interests. In general, the program is research oriented, aiming to prepare students for a PhD program.

A selection of special courses offered in the last years:
Alternative set theories
Causality, determinism, and quantum mechanics
Combinatorial logics
Definability theory
First-orderization of special relativity theory
Formal approaches to Wittgenstein's philosophy
From spacetime physics to the metaphysics of space and time
Paradoxes, circularity, well-foundedness
Proper names: theories of meaning and reference
The metaphysics of fictional characters
The modal logic of branching spacetime
The semantics of natural kind terms
Universal algebraic logic
(For further details, see the curriculum here.)

The program is administered by the Department of Logic, in cooperation with other departments and research institutes in Budapest, especially with the Algebraic Logic Group of Rényi Institute of Mathematics.

The department organizes and hosts two weekly colloquia: the Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics seminar (LaPoM) and the Theoretical Philosophy Forum. Our MA and PhD students regularly and actively participate in these events.

The faculty includes:

Hajnal Andréka (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
Zalán Gyenis (Institute of Mathematics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics )
Gábor Hofer-Szabó (Research Institute of Philosophy)
László Kálmán (Research Institute for Linguistics)
Judit X. Madarász (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
András Máté (Department of Logic,Eötvös)
Péter Mekis (Department of Logic, Eötvös
István Németi (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
Ildikó Sain (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
László E. Szabó (Department of Logic, Eötvös)
Zsófia Zvolenszky (Department of Logic, Eötvös)

Admissions Information for International Students*:

* For the applicants to the Logic and Theory of Science program, on the basis of excellent academic records, 50% tuition fee reduction is possible!

For Hungarian students:

Scholarship possibilities for foreign students:
Stipendium Hungaricum
Fulbright (for US citizens)

If you have any questions, please contact András Máté, the head of the department:


Current Students
in the Logic and Theory of Science MA Program

Mouhamed Bounguicha

BSc: Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte,Tunisia (Physics)

(Quantum mechanics, Statistical physics,Philosophy of science)

Nicolás Montenegro

BA: University of Rosario, Bogota, Colombia; Philosophy

(Philosophy and History of Science)

Övge Öztürk

BA: Anadolu University (Eskişehir, TURKEY); Philosophy

(Logic, Paraconsistent Logic, Paraconsistent Algebras)

Konstantin Frolov

MA: St. Petersburg State University, Institute of Philosophy, MA program “Logic, argumentation, communication”.

Dániel Kovács

BA: Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Sociology

Gábor Czímer

BA: Constantine the Philosopher University, Nyitra (Slovakia), Hungarian language and literature; physics

(Philosophy of physics)

Dávid András Imre

BA: Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Linguistics and Literature

Zoltán Fejes

András Dukán

BSc: Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, physics

Past Students
in the Logic and Theory of Science MA Program

Amitayu Banerjee

BSc: Chennai Mathematical Institute, (Siruseri, India), Mathematics and Computer Science

William Brown

BA: University Paris IV-Sorbonne, philosophy

Péter Juhász

MSc: Business Information Technologist, Corvinus University of Budapest

Ka Yue Cheng

BSc: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Mathematics)

Alain Moreno

University of the Pacific (Peru), economics

( Experimental Economics, Behavioral Finance and Logic)
Mihajlo Radivojevic

BA: University of Novi Sad (Serbia), philosophy

(philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, epistemology)

Réka Markovich

(Deontic logic, the relation of math with law, formal semantics, philosophy of language)

Angelika Kiss

BA: Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Far Eastern Studies

(Philosophy of Language, Formal Semantics, Pragmatics, Linguistic Politeness)

Eötvös University
Faculty of Humanities
Institute of Philosophy

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Master's in Philosophy
(in Hungarian)

The Department of Logic participates in the Philosophy MA program by offering various MA level courses in the field of
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • History of Logic and Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • General Philosophy of Science
  • Analytical Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Formal Semantics
according to the profile of the Department. (For the list of recently available courses, see here .) Faculty from the Department also supervise MA theses. (For the recent graduate theses at the Department, see here.)

For further information about studying philosophy at the Department of Logic and at Eötvös University in general, please, visit our web page "For Future Students" (in Hungarian).