Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts (as Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y)

Philosophie, B.A. Joint Bachelor of Arts

Description

The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y allows to combine 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.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute for Philosophy

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Degree Joint Bachelor of Arts
Duration 6 semesters
Language: German
Internship See the internship regulations and the Praktikumsbörse (internship exchange).
Admission General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information
Procedure unrestricted
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features Online Self-Assessment

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.

The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y combines two different programmes, of which at least one must be chosen from the subject spectrum of the Department of History and Social Sciences.

As first subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology.

As second subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Computer Science; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Sports Science; Economics…

A disciplinary specialisation is only necessary within the framework of the Master of Arts.

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

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.)

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.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.