Career opportunities

Studying philosophy:

  • helps cultivate critical and analytical thinking skills, teaches orientation in various areas of social life;
  • equips for participation in interdisciplinary projects and in a variety of social roles;
  • prepares for work in scientific, educational, cultural and administrative institutions, as well as in publishing houses and editorial offices.

Philosophy graduates:

  • can progress to M.A. programs (e.g.. in Philosophy, Cognitive Studies, Cultural Studies);
  • get a degree which equips them with a variety of transferable skills that are highly attractive to employers.

Work placements

Students enjoy an opportunity of gaining practical work experience from the obligatory student practice programs at Lublin City Office, Majdanek State Museum, MakoLab S.A. and a range of similar institutions across a number of sectors. Active participation in the Student Council and KUL’s Philosophical Study Group supports graduate employability and market transition. The Philosophical Study Group encourages student collaboration and raises their professional qualifications through the organization of training, conferences, discussion meetings as well as through publications and other scholar activities. Throughout the last 50 years, KUL’s Philosophical Study Group has been organizing a nationwide research event entitled Philosophy Week, which gathers philosophers’ community from across the country. It constitutes one of the most important philosophical events in Poland. KUL’s Careers Centre provides a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

Skill acquired by Philosophy graduates

Professional skills

  • possess basic research skills including formulating and analyzing research problems, selecting research methods and tools, processing and presenting research results;
  • can prove logical theorems, determine the logical structure of statements (propositions), paraphrase natural language utterances in the languages of various logical systems.

Communication skills

  • can take a stance in basic philosophical and worldview discussions;
  • analyze and reflect upon a range of philosophical problems;
  • take part in debates, summarize and paraphrase ideas;
  • can find solutions to philosophical issues;
  • have experience in comparing features of different logical systems and their consequences;
  • possess teamwork skills, which allow them to take up all kinds of collaborative roles.

Language skills

  • know at least one foreign language other than English at B2 level;
  • can translate professional philosophical texts from two foreign languages.

Digital skills

  • can use basic ICT tools, such as word processors, visual presentation software as well as web services and apps.

Analytical skills

  • can select appropriate tools of interpretation and analysis of philosophical texts;
  • can summarize and analyze philosophical arguments and identify their key themes, assumptions, and corollaries.

Tuition fees

  • Annual tuition for Non-EU applicants: 7400 PLN = c. 1850 Euro
  • The program is tuition-free for EU applicants

The program starts on October 1st, 2019

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
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3 years
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