Philosophy can be seen as the study of the foundation of our reality, knowledge, argumentation and ethical choices.
Applied philosophy is philosophy with a particular focus on the possibilities for application on practical and theoretical issues.
The bachelor's programme in applied philosophy gives broad knowledge of philosophy as a subject and its application on ethics, religion, psychology, economics and society. The major in philosophy (90 ECTS) consists of six survey courses on level 1 and three courses on level 2, one of which is the bachelor's thesis.
The second year, the minor (60 credits): The students may choose from a variety of relevant studies or course combinations. Choose a one-year study programme (60 credits), two 30 credit course combinations, or one 30 credit course combination and 30 credits free standing courses.
|1. sem||FIL100-1 Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 10 sp||FIL103-1 History of Philosophy 10 sp||FIL104-1 Logic and Argumention 10 sp|
|2. sem||REL119-1 Ethics 10 sp||FIL101-1 Religions- og eksistensfilosofi 10 sp||FIL107-1 Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind 10 sp|
|3. sem||Minor subject (60 credits)|
|5. sem||Major subject/other courses|
|6. sem||Other courses||FIL202-1 Bachelor's Thesis in Philosophy 10 sp||Other courses|
Upon completion of the programme the students will have acquired
Students will also have knowledge and skills according to their chosen minor subject.
Most of the prescribed texts, at all levels, are in English. This is the norm in the internationally oriented field of Philosophy. There are few Norwegian textbooks and relevant academic texts on Philosophy. Two courses on level 2 are taught in English when international students register for the courses.
We encourage all our students to take their minor subject (60 credits) abroad. UiA makes this possible through our established mobility programs.
With a Bachelor in Applied Philosophy you will be well suited for jobs that require critical and independent thinking. This is notably the case for jobs related to cultural life, publishing, journalism and communication.
Students who have completed the Bachelor's programme in Applied Philosophy are eligible for admission to the Master's programme in Religion, Philosophy and Society, which again may qualify for admission to the PhD specialization in Religion, Ethics, History and Society.
Koordinator: Einar D. Bøhn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student adviser: Line Reichelt Føreland (38 14 21 47, email@example.com)
Faculty of Humanities and Education