Skulpturen von Philosophen
Bachelor programme

Degree profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Philosophy
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
Teaching language
School subject
Teacher relevance
Primary schools, Secondary schools, Special schools, Vocational schools

The degree programme "Philosophy" is being phased out. Students who apply now will be enrolled in the new degree programme "Philosophy 2021".

Course Details

Those who philosophize are concerned with the big questions we ask of our lives and the world:

  • "What can we know?"
  • "What should we do?"
  • "What can we hope for?"
  • "What is man?"

The major and minor subject in Philosophy enables you to discuss such questions systematically with lecturers and other students. The mediation and reading of current and classical texts by great thinkers of the present and the past - such as Plato, Kant or Wittgenstein - become the basis for your own reflection. Intellectual challenge and intellectual enrichment go hand in hand in this way.

The programme conveys subject-specific knowledge in these areas:

  • History of philosophy
  • Practical philosophy
  • Theoretical philosophy
  • Philosophy of science

Philosophy in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Introduction to the history of philosophy
  • Introduction to logic
  • Introduction to Practical Philosophy
  • Introduction to Theoretical Philosophy

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • History of philosophy
  • Practical philosophy
  • Introduction to religious studies
  • Theoretical philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations major Philosophy

Examinations regulations minor Philosophy

Master Programmes


It is no longer possible to apply for this degree programme. However, you can apply for the new Bachelor's programme:

Enrol now for Philosophy

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