The bachelor's degree in Philosophy at the Philipps University of Marburg qualifies you to critically assess scientific and social problems and to evaluate them analytically and argumentatively based on a broad knowledge of the subject and methodology of the subject in university and non-university professional practice. According to the research profile of the Institute for Philosophy, the emphasis of teaching is on historical enlightenment and systematic enlightenment. You should be able to independently diagnose fundamental problems close to and distant from the subject and, with methodological and argumentative support, point out ways of possible problem solutions. The content of the course is divided into the areas of theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy and the history of philosophy,
In addition to the specialist course, the bachelor’s course in philosophy also includes supplementary subject modules from other sciences (e.g. history, political science and sociology, computer science and mathematics) as well as transdisciplinary modules in which interdisciplinary key qualifications are taught.
The bachelor's degree, which is oriented towards introduction and an overview and is a first professional qualification, also serves as the basis for a subsequent master’s degree.



General university entrance qualification or subject-related university entrance qualification 1 or technical college entrance qualification or master craftsman's examination as well as comparable qualifications in professional advancement training or professionally qualified persons

 The university decides on the validity of the subject binding for this course.

Course-specific knowledge and skills to be proven prior to admission

Knowledge of a foreign language (usually English) at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages .

If knowledge of Latin or ancient Greek is claimed instead, this must be proven at the level of the Latinum or the Graecum by means of an Abitur certificate or a comparable document.

Admission restriction

free (no NC)



There is still a noticeable discrepancy between studying and working in philosophy. The profession of philosopher as a university lecturer is only open to a few. In addition to this prospect of the graduates on a career as a university professor, however, a number of professional fields have now emerged whose requirement profiles must be reconciled with the competency profile of the Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. Specifically, these are:
adult education, work in specialist publishers, newspapers, magazines, radio and television, philosophical advice, librarian, administrative specialist in higher service, organizational, consulting and management activities in state-administrative, cultural and business areas.

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