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There are various options for studying Philosophy

Are you interested in studying philosophy in Bielefeld?

Then we cordially invite you to take a look around and gather inspiration! In addition to Bachelor's, Master's and teacher training programmes, the department also offers attractive international degree programmes. The tabs offer you the opportunity to explore each degree programme in more detail.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Michaela Rehm (Bachelor's Officer), Dr. Steffen Koch (Master's Officer) or Dr. Kinga Golus (Teacher Training Officer).

B.A. degree in Philosophy

Are you interested in a structured introduction to philosophy? Then the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Bielefeld University is just right for you! The degree program is tailored to the needs of beginners and offers individuality, freedom of choice, diversity and a high degree of internationality. The basics of philosophical work are taught in specially designed courses. Furthermore, it provides a good overview of the various sub-areas of philosophy on the one hand and an initial specialization in an area of your choice on the other. Finally, the course offers various opportunities to gain practical experience, e.g. through internships in philosophy-related professions.

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If you are interested in continuing your philosophy studies, the Master of Arts in Philosophy at Bielefeld University is particularly suitable. In this degree course, you can further expand and apply the knowledge you acquired in your Bachelor's degree and specialize in depth. The degree course is characterized by strong personal supervision, specific Master's courses, proximity to research and a high degree of internationality. In targeted courses, you will deepen your skills in writing philosophical texts and presenting philosophical topics. In these peer-reviewed courses, you will be further introduced to academic working methods. Practical content and preparation for potential work outside the academic world, e.g. through a voluntary internship, are also central components of the degree program.

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Philosophy can not only be studied in a subject-specific way. If you are interested in a teaching degree and philosophy, you can combine both passions in this degree programme.In a Bachelor's and Master's degree programme, you will learn all the important knowledge and skills to be able to successfully teach philosophy at Gymnasien, Gesamtschulen, Realschulen or Hauptschulen. The study programme starts with a Bachelor of Arts, which is followed by a consecutive Master of Education.

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If you have a strong interest in interdisciplinary work, the four-semester Master's degree course in Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (ISoS) is an attractive option. It combines historical, economic, philosophical and sociological areas of science studies, concentrates on science-reflective studies and aims to work out and make explicit the essential characteristics of science. By attending courses from other disciplines, you will supplement your knowledge of the empirical sciences and relate this to science studies. You will be able to apply the knowledge you have acquired in practice through a science-related internship. You will strengthen your international profile by spending time abroad at one of our partner universities.

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The individual supplementary area is an important part of many degree programmes, in which students are given the opportunity to develop an individual profile by deepening their subject content, supplementing their specialist studies in a targeted manner or even getting a taste of other disciplines.

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For students interested in interdisciplinary work, Integrative Knowledge Perspectives offers a module every winter term, which is ideal for the individual minor subjects of all subject-related semesters.

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On this page you will find various options for simplifying your everyday study life and enhancing your philosophy studies. The Department of Philosophy tries to provide you with a wide range of offers, from counselling and support services, to stays abroad and the arrangement of internships, to application opportunities for assistantships.

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