Philosophy (Joint Bachelor of Arts)
|Degree: Joint Bachelor of Arts|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Internship: See the internship regulations and Praktikumsbörse (internship exchange).|
|Requirements for Admission: General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Admission Procedure: unrestricted|
|Part-time Degree: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.|
|Application: Online application|
|Particularities: English language skills on a B2 level (CEF) are an admission requirement for the last subject exam.|
Degree Programme Structure (please click to read on)
The Joint Bachelor of Arts is an interdisciplinary programme at the TU Darmstadt. It consists of the studies of two different subjects/components. At least one of the two subjects has to be chosen from the programmes of the Department of History and Social Sciences.
The folloging subjects can be chosen as first component:
- Digital Philology
- German Studies (Germanistik)
- History (Geschichte)
- Musical Culture (Musikalische Kultur)
- Philosophy (Philosophie)
- Political Science (Politikwissenschaft)
- Sociology (Soziologie)
As second component, the subjects named under “first component” can be chosen and, additionally:
- Computer Science (Informatik)
- Sports Science (Sportwissenschaft)
- Business Administration and Economics.
That means, the latter three subjects (Computer Science, Sports Science, Business Administration and Economics) cannot be combined with each other.
The combination of two subjects provides students with the opportunity to create an interdisciplinary course of study. The students can also obtain cross-subject knowledge or knowledge from a different subject by means of internships, excursions, language courses, etc. An interdisciplinary specialisation is not required until the Master of Arts programme.
The Joint Bachelor of Arts consists of the studies of two different subjects/components.
The component Philosophy attempts to understand the nature, thinking and acting of human beings. From this comprehensive basic idea, it is initially not a specialised science; it is free to turn to the most different issues and areas. Students thus need strong language comprehension skills as well their own linguistic precision and the ability to think in an abstract way. Apart from philosophical prior knowledge, a sound basic knowledge of history, ethics and history of religion make the initial stage of program easier.
See the course structure and content in detail on the schedule aside (click to enlarge).
Advice for Prospective J.B.A. Studnets
Philosophy attempts to understand the nature, thinking and acting of human beings. From this comprehensive basic idea, it is initially not a specialised science; it is free to turn to the most different issues and areas.
For a successful course of study of Philosophy, the students’ willingness to spend a sufficient amount of time on reading demanding texts is necessary. Comprehending philosophical literature and its argumentation requires concentration and intellectual reflection on an elevated level. Students thus need strong language comprehension skills as well their own linguistic precision and the ability to think in an abstract way. Apart from philosophical prior knowledge, a sound basic knowledge of history, ethics and history of religion make the initial stage of programme easier.
Excellent foreign language skills are another central requirement for a successful course of study of Philosophy. English language skills on a B2 level (CEF) are strongly recommended. Skills in at least one other foreign language are also beneficial. Latin and ancient Greek are especially significant when working with texts from ancient and medieval times until the early modern era.
Related Degree Programmes
General Information: With the Joint Bachelor of Arts, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Arts is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further information and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Philosophy (M.A.) (Philosophie, M.A.)|
Philosophers can find a career in the most different fields. Apart from teaching and research at universities, their fields of activity include administration, non-formal education, communications and media, associations and organisations, journalism, tourism, libraries/archives and human resources. However, in order to accomplish a successful career start, additional qualifications in their respective field of activity are usually required.
For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. This way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (DGPhil) e.V. (German Society for Philosophy)