Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy
B

Philosophy

Philosophy explores basic questions regarding reality, the world, life, actions and knowledge. Thus, the history of philosophy is the history of human thought that asks itself philosophical questions and continually seeks to answer them. It is not by chance that philosophy is called “fundamental science.”

The objective of the program is to first awaken students’ understanding for the classical problems and questions of philosophy. To that end, they start with the most important historical positions and periods of philosophy and become acquainted with the working methods of philosophy with regard to systematic and historical aspects. In addition to the general history of philosophy—from the philosophy of antiquity and the Middle Ages, the modern period and German Idealism to the most recent contemporary philosophy—subfields such as the philosophy of religion, aesthetics, the philosophy of the mind, the modern philosophy of science and nature or modern logic are also important parts of this degree program. Highly topical areas of philosophical application, e.g. bioethics, are also explored.

This subject must be combined with a second subject.

Possible lines of work:

Non-academic ethics institutes, ethics commissions, academia (research management, teaching/research at universities and research institutions), private economy/administration (personnel selection/development, corporate consulting, career/academic counseling), academic, political and cultural organizations, policy consulting, journalism (editing at news agencies, radio, television, etc.), book industry (archives, libraries, publishers), adult education, management, teaching at a German school (lateral career move)

Local NC (Uni Bonn)
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2020/2021 Wintersemester
free admission
2018/2019 Wintersemester
free admission
2017/2018 Wintersemester
free admission
2016/2017 Wintersemester
all acepted
2015/2016 Wintersemester
all acepted
Bachelor of Arts
Major
German
6 Semester
Winter semester

University entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur)

German language proficiency (CEFR level C1)


At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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