Philosophy/Ethics (B.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
S/G- or G-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Philosophy (M.Ed.)


Department of Philosophy


Faculty 05: Philosophy and Philology


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The subject of philosophy has been offered at universities for a long time. Nevertheless, it greatly differs from other subjects that deal with given structures, existing facts, phenomena and issues in varying forms. Nothing is predefined in philosophy; it is where human thoughts and knowledge reflect on themselves and their own perceptions of themselves. Many difficulties can arise in a subject with no reference points and where uniform and accepted processes are hardly possible. This is why the question of what philosophy actually is and how it should be carried out are a part of philosophical discussions.

In this spirit, philosophy analyzes the conditions and requirements of thought und cognition, as well as humankind’s place in the world. Among other things, philosophy questions how ethical and moral norms can be put into place and justified and how the human life can meaningfully be shaped.

Throughout its century-spanning history, philosophy has always been closely related to other fields of study. This is how many of its branches were formed, such as metaphysics, ontology, hermeneutics, epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of language, history or law. These branches can be found as historical and systematic focuses while studying philosophy.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).