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Philosophy MA

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Registration - non-EU applicants

Career opportunities

Studying philosophy:

  • 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

Philosophy graduates:

  • can progress to PhD 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


Work placements

KUL’s Careers Centre offers a host of additional opportunities beyond core course content, including volunteering and placements. Our Careers Centre provides a range of help and advice on planning your career to help you 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 advanced research skills including formulating and analysing research problems, selecting research methods and tools, processing and presenting results. They 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.

The graduate knows at least one foreign language other than English at B2 level; can translate professional philosophical texts from two foreign languages.

The graduate can use basic ICT tools, such as word processors, visual presentation software, web services and apps.

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.


Education requirements

BA/MA Degree in each field of study and a document confirming your English proficiency at level B2.