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Philosophie im Fächerübergreifenden Bachelor

Philosophy as subject in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme
(Bachelor of Arts)

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (2 Subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

None

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The subject philosophy is offered as one of two subjects within the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme. Please note the subject combination options.

Philosophy is a questioning science that grapples with issues of a general and fundamental nature. Examples of such questions include: What is real?; What is truth?; Under which conditions can we claim to know something (rather than simply believing that we know it)?; Do we, as people, have free will?; What constitutes good behaviour and how does it differ from behaviour that is wrong, unjust, immoral, and so on?; What obligations do we have towards other people?; What are natural laws?; How do explanations in individual disciplines work? Philosophers debate such questions and responses to them, and analyse the arguments for and against the potential responses. In line with the broad range of questions posed by philosophers, philosophy encompasses a multitude of areas such as metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, logic, philosophy of culture, social philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and ethics.

Further Information on the website of the Institute of Philosophie

Areas of Focus

  • History of philosophy
  • Integration of philosophical research and teaching
  • Practical philosophy (with seminars on ethics as well as political, legal and social philosophy)
  • Theoretical philosophy (with seminars on logic, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of science)
Course Content

In the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme with philosophy as the first subject, students complete the compulsory modules "Basic Module Theoretical Philosophy", "Basic Module Practical Philosophy", "Basic Module History of Philosophy I", "Basic Module History of Philosophy I" and "Logic". In addition, they take a module on academic wiriting and a module on philosophical topics and texts as well as three compulsory elective modules.

You can chose between a school focus or an non-school-based focus. The bachelor thesis is written in the sixth semester. It proves the ability to work scientifically.

 

In the second subject, the subject of philosophy is divided into the compulsory modules "Basic Module Theoretical Philosophy", "Basic Module Practical Philosophy" and "Basic Module History of Philosophy" I", "Basic Module History of Philosophy I" and "Logic". In addition, a module on philosophical topics and texts and at least one compulsory elective module must be taken. You can chose between a school focus or an non-school-based focus.

Recommended Abilities
  • A high degree of independence and mental agility
  • The basic ability to analyse philosophical problems, develop own responses to these problems and present them orally and in writing
  • A knowledge of English is desirable
Career Opportunities
  • Master’s (M.Ed.) Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools
  • Master’s degree programme in Philosophy of Science (M.A.)
  • Journalism
  • Publishing and other media
  • Politics, art and culture
  • Science administration
  • Adult education
Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master''s programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master''s programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the interdisciplinary Bachelor are restricted (Biology, Computer Science, Performing Arts, German Studies (school subject: German), English Studies (school subject: English), Geography, History, Music, Political Science, Study of Religion (school subject: Values and Norms), Spanish Studies (school subject: Spanish) and Sports (school subject: Physical Education).

Other subjects are admission-free (Chemistry, Protestant Theology (school subject: Protestant Religious Education), Catholic Theology (school subject: Catholic Religious Education), Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulation.

Note: The admission regulations reflect the legally prescribed subject combinations in the Master regulation of Lower Saxony.
All currently possible subject combinations can be found under "Combinations".

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year (application via uni-assist)
  • Applicants who have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a German foundation course (Studienkolleg): June 1st – July 15th of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Application dates for a subject combination with two admission-free subjects:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year (application via uni-assist)
  • Applicants who have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a German foundation course (Studienkolleg): June 1st – Sept 30th of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - March 31st of the year for the summer semester
     

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