PHILOSOPHY BA (AT THE FACULTY OF CATHOLIC THEOLOGY)

Faculty of Catholic Theology
Course Duration/ ECTS 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Faculty Faculty of Catholic Theology
Department Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Catholic Theology
Mode Full time
Study ID
D 033 194
Admission Requirements Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the
Austrian Matura. Successful high school diploma in Latin
(min. 10 hours/week). If these necessary requirements
are not met, students have to take a supplementary
examination in Latin before their Bachelor's examination.
Language of instruction German Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

Philosophy attempts to find answers which meet contemporary scientific criteria to the fundamental questions of human existence. The BA degree course in Philosophy at the Faculty of Catholic Theology offers students an extensive education in the most important philosophical disciplines. Students gain a fundamental understanding of manifold scientific accesses to reality as well as a broad and deep knowledge of the various philosophical answers and positions developed in history and present. Moreover, graduates will learn how to describe problems precisely, to think critically, to argue logically, and to deal constructively with different perspectives. Thereby, students acquire the competence to find and provide solid orientation in society's challenges.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Philosophy graduates are able to deal critically and creatively with various problems. Along with their intellectual flexibility, sensitivity and openness, their sense of what is appropriate and a rich repertoire of attempts at a solution makes philosophers competent partners in dialogue, who face society's current challenges with far-sightedness and a keen insight. As distinct from courses geared towards specific careers (as, for example, teacher training programmes, medical training, studies in architecture, etc.), Philosophy graduates can choose from a wide range of career options, especially in combination with an additional specialist training. Possible careers include culture and human resources management, management consultancy and coaching, library, publishing and media work, adult education, politics and policy counselling, information technology, environment protection and ethics counselling. Students can deepen their acquired knowledge in a subsequent Master's course and embark on a scientific career.

Why Salzburg?

The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Catholic Theology offers a Bachelor's course in a familiar environment with enthusiastic and personally committed lecturers. Students discuss abstract ideas in courses with small groups, close supervision and a friendly atmosphere. There is always room for exchange and individual interests. Seminar papers and other qualifying academic work can always be composed in interdisciplinary openness and – if required – with a close personal supervision. The relevance of philosophical thinking for the personal and social life is the department's central concern. This concern is reflected in its main emphasis: to philosophically question human being in all of its metaphysical and historical foundations as well as its psychological, social, existential, religious and moral dimensions.

How is the course structured?

Philosophy BA at the Faculty of Catholic Theology

BM 01: History of Philosophy8 ECTS
BM 02: Basics of Philosophical Methodology15 ECTS
BM 03: Metaphysics with Philosophical Theology6 ECTS
BM 04: Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics9 ECTS
BM 05: Nature Philosophy7 ECTS
BM 06: Philosophical Psychology12 ECTS
BM 07: History of Philosophy13 ECTS
BM 08: Special Metaphysics 13 ECTS
BM 09: Advanced Module Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics11 ECTS
BM 10: Philosophy of Religion/Science9 ECTS
BM 11: Political Philosophy8 ECTS
BM 12: Relevant Questions of Philosophy17 ECTS
Optional module according to § 616 ECTS
Optional subjects24 ECTS
Bachelor's thesis12 ECTS
Total180 ECTS

Contact

Bild Rolf Darge
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rolf Darge Head of the curricular committee Philosophy
  • Franziskanergasse 1/IV
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+43 662 8044-2528
Fax:
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rolf.darge@sbg.ac.at
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