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Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

4,446 EURTuition Fee/year

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Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

Bachelor of Philosophy

Ever thought what’s behind the subtle reasoning of Herman Van Rompuy, the former President of the European Council? A bachelor's degree in philosophy from Leuven, in the heart of Europe! An ideal basis for further studies in philosophy at Leuven or further afield, or as a launch pad for an exciting professional career in related fields such as law, economics and medicine. 

About the programme

The Bachelor of  Philosophy programme will do much more than introduce you to the highly sought-after skills of logic, critical thinking and close reading. Structuring your own quest for truth, a Bachelor of philosophy will help you to orient your thoughts about the world that we are living in, and it will also teach you to use philosophical skills in analysing contemporary scientific and societal debates. 

The aim of the 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. 

Programme structure

The philosophy courses in the major (Truncus Communis) provide you with the necessary knowledge of systematic philosophy and its history and make you familiar with key philosophical topics and concepts. At the same time, you will learn how to read and analyse texts closely, to give well-structured presentations and to write a clear and cogent philosophical text.

For the Minor, students can choose one of the following three options

  • Liberal Arts
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Educational Studies
Career perspectives

With an academic bachelor's degree, you have a broad general knowledge, but you are not yet ready for the labour market. The bachelor's in Philosophy prepares you for a master's programme in which you will further deepen your knowledge. After obtaining your master's degree, you will have a wealth of knowledge and competences and a wide range of career opportunities.

  • Master of Philosophy
  • Research Master of Philosophy, after admission
  • Master of Theology and Religious Studies, after an abridged bachelor programme of at least 30 credits if you took the Minor Theology and Religious Studies in the Bachelor of Philosophy and if you chose your minor courses with the abridged bachelor programme in mind.
  • Master of Educational Studies, after a preparatory programme of 60 credits. If you took the minor Educational Studies, all courses of this preparatory programme were included in the Bachelor of Philosophy. If you successfully completed all your minor courses, you will be granted an exemption for all courses of the preparatory programme and you can directly start with the Master of Educational Studies after the bachelor.

Program overview

Main Subject

Philosophy

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

Bachelor of Philosophy

Ever thought what’s behind the subtle reasoning of Herman Van Rompuy, the former President of the European Council? A bachelor's degree in philosophy from Leuven, in the heart of Europe! An ideal basis for further studies in philosophy at Leuven or further afield, or as a launch pad for an exciting professional career in related fields such as law, economics and medicine. 

About the programme

The Bachelor of  Philosophy programme will do much more than introduce you to the highly sought-after skills of logic, critical thinking and close reading. Structuring your own quest for truth, a Bachelor of philosophy will help you to orient your thoughts about the world that we are living in, and it will also teach you to use philosophical skills in analysing contemporary scientific and societal debates. 

The aim of the 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. 

Programme structure

The philosophy courses in the major (Truncus Communis) provide you with the necessary knowledge of systematic philosophy and its history and make you familiar with key philosophical topics and concepts. At the same time, you will learn how to read and analyse texts closely, to give well-structured presentations and to write a clear and cogent philosophical text.

For the Minor, students can choose one of the following three options

  • Liberal Arts
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Educational Studies
Career perspectives

With an academic bachelor's degree, you have a broad general knowledge, but you are not yet ready for the labour market. The bachelor's in Philosophy prepares you for a master's programme in which you will further deepen your knowledge. After obtaining your master's degree, you will have a wealth of knowledge and competences and a wide range of career opportunities.

  • Master of Philosophy
  • Research Master of Philosophy, after admission
  • Master of Theology and Religious Studies, after an abridged bachelor programme of at least 30 credits if you took the Minor Theology and Religious Studies in the Bachelor of Philosophy and if you chose your minor courses with the abridged bachelor programme in mind.
  • Master of Educational Studies, after a preparatory programme of 60 credits. If you took the minor Educational Studies, all courses of this preparatory programme were included in the Bachelor of Philosophy. If you successfully completed all your minor courses, you will be granted an exemption for all courses of the preparatory programme and you can directly start with the Master of Educational Studies after the bachelor.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements

Students holding a high school diploma that gives access to university-level education in their home country may be admitted by the Board of Admissions upon consideration of their complete application file. Decisions on admission are based on the candidate's letter of motivation and academic potential. Applicants are required to complete and submit the Institute of Philosophy's reading and writing assignment as a part of their application file.

The Bachelor of  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 limited academic background in philosophy are recommended to apply to the one-year Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy abridged programme (60 or 99 ECTS credits, one or two years).  

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile 

You should possess intellectual curiosity, a strong interest in questions of meaning, a capacity for abstract and conceptual thinking as well as a critical capacity to examine one’s own presuppositions and views.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

4,446 EUR
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