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Philosophy (taught in English) BA

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Career opportunities

Studies prepare for:

  • helps cultivate critical and analytical thinking skills, teaches orientation in various areas of social life
  • equips for participation in interdisciplinary projects and in a variety of social roles
  • prepares for work in scientific, educational, cultural and administrative institutions

A bachelor’s degree entitles you to:

  • can progress to MA programmes (e.g.. in Philosophy, Cognitive Studies, Cultural Studies)
  • get a degree which equips them with a variety of transferable skills that are highly attractive to employers

 

COURSE CONTENT


Work placements

  • Compulsory work placements

Students enjoy an opportunity of gaining practical work experience from the obligatory student practice programmes at Lublin City Office, Majdanek State Museum, MakoLab S.A. and a range of similar institutions across a number of sectors.

  •  Optional work placements

– KUL’s Careers Centre provides a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

– Active participation in the Student Council and KUL’s Philosophical Study Group supports graduate employability and market transition. The Philosophical Study Group encourages student collaboration and raises their professional qualifications through the organization of trainings, conferences, discussion meetings as well as through publications and other scholarly activities. Throughout the last 50 years, KUL’s Philosophical Study Group has been organising a nationwide research event entitled Philosophy Week, which gathers philosophers’ community from across the country. It constitutes one of the most important philosophical events in Poland.



Skills acquired by Philosophy graduates

Our graduates possess basic research skills including formulating and analysing research problems, selecting research methods and tools, processing and presenting research results. Philosophy graduates can prove logical theorems, determine the logical structure of statements (propositions), paraphrase natural language utterances in the languages of various logical systems.

Our graduates can take a stance in basic philosophical and worldview discussions; analyse and reflect upon a range of philosophical problems; take part in debates, summarize and paraphrase ideas; can find solutions to philosophical issues; have experience in comparing features of different logical systems and their consequences; possess teamwork skills, which allow them to take up all kinds of collaborative roles.

They can see various philosophical problems, analyse them, draw conclusions and make reasonable predictions. These skills are necessary in many areas of social life, especially in business – mainly for business leaders for whom the ability to look for alternative solutions, analytical thinking and synthesizing are crucial.

Philosophical education is valuable in the consulting business – in the field of bioethics or creating ethical codes for companies.

Philosophy graduates can select appropriate tools of interpretation and analysis of philosophical texts; they can summarize and analyse philosophical arguments and identify their key theses, assumptions and corollaries.

Graduates possess basic skills including the formulation and analysis of research problems, the selection of research methods and tools, the development and presentation of results. They have the ability to present, summarize, paraphrase, analyse and discuss both their own and other people’s views. They express their position in basic ideological discussions. They can analyse and criticize the discussed theses.

A person with the above qualification has the necessary skills:

  1. to translate, interpret and analyse a foreign language philosophical text (level B2 of ECFR System);
  2. to select appropriate cognitive tools while working with philosophical texts thanks to the ability to use basic information technologies;
  3. to formulate the problem, analyse assumptions, propose solutions and to predict their consequences;
  4. to prove logical theorems, to analyse the logical structure of statements and transform natural language into logic system languages.

 

Education requirements

The result is expressed in percentage scale.

Competition on the basis of secondary school certificate – the result of the written test is scored on the two of following subjects:

a) Polish language or national language (50% of the final result),

b) one of the chosen subject: mathematics, foreign language, history, biology, chemistry, physics, informatics,  civic education, geography, Latin and ancient culture, history of art, history of music or philosophy (50% of the final result). If an applicant passed more than one of the above subjects, the best result is taken into consideration.

An applicant is required to submit one of the certificates confirming English proficiency at level B2:

  • matura examination in English at the advanced level in the written part only with the result 60% or higher,
  • or certificate confirming English language at level B2 (HERE you can find the LIST OF CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING ENGLISH PROFICIENCY English B2 Certificates

The result is expressed in 1-6 or 2-5 scale, you can choose whichever scale! For the secondary school certificate obtained abroad choose “0” and upload your scanned SSC. Admissions Office KUL will convert your results into Polish grading system.

Competition on the basis of secondary school certificate – the result of the written test is scored on the two of following subjects:

a) Polish language or national language (50% of the final result),

b) one of the chosen subject: mathematics, foreign language, history, biology, chemistry, physics, informatics,  civic education, geography, Latin and ancient culture, history of art, history of music or philosophy (50% of the final result). If an applicant passed more than one of the above subjects, the best result is taken into consideration.

An applicant while registering is required to submit one of the certificates confirming English proficiency at level B2. Here you can find the LIST OF CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING ENGLISH PROFICIENCY – English B2 Certificates

Applicants with IB diploma issued in Geneva are required to submit required documents and will receive a maximum score if the total result on the diploma is at least 28 points.

Visit “Study in English” page to get more information about procedure, documents and fees.