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What is the programme all about?
The aim of the BA programme is to provide a thorough, broad and comprehensive historical and systematic education in philosophy. At the same time, the programme seeks to provide students with the research skills required for successful written and verbal expression in philosophy. You’ll also learn to use philosophical skills in analysing contemporary societal debates.
The Institute of Philosophy offers a comprehensive range of BA, MA, Research Master and PhD degrees, all taught in English. Viewed collectively, our undergraduate and post-graduate degrees aim to familiarise students with the history of philosophy as well as with contemporary movements in analytic and continental philosophy so that they are able to engage with the fundamental areas of philosophical research. The Institute of Philosophy is proud to offer its students a broad philosophical education and a wide range of courses and seminars, as well as personalised study support and guidance.
The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy programme is a three-year programme divided into 3 components:
An important part of the programme is the Bachelor’s Paper with Seminar, a course in which you’ll learn to research and write a more extended piece of philosophical scholarship.
The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is a three-year programme (180 ECTS credits) but students with some university-level education may be eligible to apply for admission with advanced placement. Students with a BA degree in a field other than philosophy and no academic background in philosophy are recommended to apply to the one-year Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy abridged programme (60 ECTS credits).
Abridged programme (60 ECTS)
The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Abridged programme is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits structured on the same principles as the regular BA programme but focusing particularly on the Core Courses, a limited number of Seminars and the Bachelor’s Paper with Seminar.
Philosophy has been taught at KU Leuven since its founding in 1425 and has remained an important and influential centre of philosophical thought. The Institute of Philosophy is international in every sense of the word:
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