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Philosophy of a specific discipline


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What makes natural science 'scientific'? What is a just law? What can science tell us about free will and ethical responsibilities? Explore the philosophical aspects of science in this degree.The bachelor Philosophy of a specific discipline is a combination bachelor and fully English-taught. After the first year of your bachelor, you enroll in this program while continuing with your own original bachelor. You can study at your own pace and spread out the one-year programme over two years. At the end of the three or four years you will be awarded to bachelor degrees.Philosophy of a specific discipline consists of:* a minor (30 ECTS), introducing you to the history of philosophy and to some of the major philosophical areas such as ethics, philosophy of science, social-political philosophy, and logic;* a specialization course (5 ECTS) that introduces you to the field of philosophy that is most relevant to your first bachelor and connects both disciplines;* three electives (15 EC) to gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialization;* a bachelor’s thesis (10 ECTS) in which you carry out philosophical research connected to the discipline of your first bachelor, in well-organized course;* 120 ECTS of your first bachelor programmeMore information about the structure of the programme and courses on offer see page 45 of the 2023-2024 study guide. Check out the Open Days at the Univer




Bachelor of Arts


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 13,100

€ 11,500


Application requirements

After you have been admitted, you should submit a list of results (Transcript of Records) obtained in the propedeutic phase of your first degree programme (an overview of results in Progress from the student administration of the degree programme will suffice) to the Board of Examiners via in order to request for exemption from the examination of Module 1 of the Philosophy of a Specific Discipline degree programme.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 13,100
€ 11,500
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 -
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 -
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 -


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