Philosophy - History

Learning Objectives of the Study Programme(Fil)

  1. To acquire advanced knowledgeand broad understanding in selected areas of philosophy.

  1. Consolidate and expand skills to interpret scholarly texts, identify subtle facts, and make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.

  1. Deepen the ability to present knowledge, communicate issues, problems, solutions, arguments to a wider audience and acquire the ability to present them from different perspectives.

  1. Acquire practical skills and competencies related to working in a variety of organizations in government, public, social and non-profit sectors.

Learning Objectives of the Degree Programme(His)

  1. To develop the skills and habits leading to reasoned and critical knowledge of the past and to master the competence to interpret the content of knowledge in a professional manner.

  1. Acquire a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the political, economic, social and cultural history of human society and master the theoretical and methodological foundations of historical scholarship.

  1. Identify, locate and evaluate sources of information. Critically access primary and secondary literature. Adequately evaluate historical argumentation and historical narrative.

  1. Create more complex historical explanations, analyze and interpret historical evidence, and apply relevant methods and theories of historical research. To ask critical questions about the past and to comment independently and creatively on historical events and processes.

  1. Apply historical knowledge, skills, and habits to problems of the contemporary world. Adapt flexibly in a changing environment and deepen habits for lifelong learning in professional practice.

Learning Outcomes of the Study Programme(Fil)


The student has a broad and detailed knowledge of the categorical, conceptual and methodological apparatus in the key disciplines and concepts of philosophy

V2understands in depth the issues in the various philosophical disciplines

V3recognises a wide range of currents of thought in the history of philosophy, including the Christian tradition of thought, and is familiar with a range of their exponents


Z1Analytical Thinking- The student decomposes complex information and data into basic concepts and principles and formulates adequate conclusionsZ2interprets professional text and can readily identify all relevant information, issues, theses, and arguments within it

Z3critical thinking - effectively locates and evaluates information and reaches correct judgements, can make expert analysis of assumptions and relate specific findings to each other, adequately identifies incorrect inferences and argumentative fouls and biases

Z4flexibly applies advanced conceptual analysis techniques to solve a variety of problems, seeks the most appropriate solutions to problems, and is able to creatively reason through to implications

Z5logical reasoning - develops a valid argument


K1students independently and adaptively solve a variety of theoretical and practical problems of the discipline and social practice

K2At an advanced level, articulates in writing and communicates orally a professional and social problem about which he/she is able to conduct a sophisticated discussion and argue persuasively

K3 distinguishes and considers different value positions and perspectives and is able to make decisions and take responsibility for them

K4can adapt to change and flexibly add knowledge and skills

Learning Outcomes of the programme(s) of study


In1studentswilldevelopa broad knowledge of important events in political, economic, social and cultural history

V2knows a wide range of primary and secondary sources of historical research

V3 knows all the principles of historical criticism and methods of working with and evaluating sources

V4knows all key events in historical development and understands their historical significance

V5knows the basic characteristics of historical periods and can take a position on them supported by arguments


Z1student is proficient in working with sources and secondary literature and can adapt in the light of the changing context of the work

Z2applies a critical approach to historical sources and events of historical development

Z3 articulates ideas in writing based on analysis of literature and historical sources, and can solve assigned projects

Z4distinguishes between research directions in historical research and historical, modern and progressive directions in historiography

Z5 independently and proficiently uses information and communication technologies and is well versed in their use


K1student is capable of interdisciplinary work and innovative approach

K2 independently solves assigned tasks, projects, formulates his/her ideas in oral and written form and presents them in public

K3Knows how to form and coordinate small teams and work in a group, which he/she can also manage appropriately

K4Knows how to work independently and systematically, sort information, draw conclusions and argue constructively

K5is prepared for continuous and lifelong learning

Prospects of graduates

Graduate Profile

The graduate of the Master's degree programme in Philosophy-History obtains a complete second-degree university education in the fields of philosophy and historical sciences. The graduate has a broad and in-depth knowledge of the elaboration of problems at the level of evaluation in the different areas of philosophy, as well as an overview of the relevant procedures and solutions to philosophical problems. Explains, organizes, and articulates knowledge from multiple areas of philosophy. Knows essential contexts, principles, and theories from the Western tradition of philosophy. The graduate proposes and evaluates solutions to philosophical problems. Can evaluate relevant philosophical methods of problem solving, and has developed analytical skills and intellectual abilities. Formulates new philosophical hypotheses and arguments, has cultivated oral and written expression, and can collaborate interdisciplinarily to solve complex professional problems. The graduate is characterised by critical, innovative and creative thinking, and is highly responsible and independent in solving known and unexplored problems. He/she is able to critically analyse and interpret philosophical texts both independently and in teams. He/she has mastered the skills of presenting knowledge, communicating questions, problems, solutions, and arguments to a wider audience. The graduate has studied philosophy and history in the context of the pursuit of a dialogue of reason and faith in the spirit of the Catholic intellectual tradition. The graduate is also able to navigate independently the various historical periods and selected problems of history. The student is able to independently search, collect and sort sources and literature, in which he/she is well versed. He/she is able to take oral and written positions which he/she can argue at a scientific level. Can work independently or as part of a team on assignments or projects in which he/she is able to draw on research findings from other related disciplines. In addition to an interdisciplinary approach, he/she can also use new approaches to problem solving based on a comprehensive knowledge of history. The graduate finds employment in professions requiring independent analytical thinking, in a wide range of social and historical institutions, in school and out-of-school institutions, in domestic and international social science research organizations, in non-governmental organizations, in cultural and social institutions, in magazine editorial offices, in publishing houses, in the mass media, in state and public administration. Graduates may also pursue doctoral studies in philosophy, history or a related study programme.

  1. The college indicates the occupations for which the graduate is prepared at the time of graduation and the potential of the program of study in terms of graduate employment:

Occupations where graduates of the Master's degree programme in philosophy-history can be employed according to the Statistical Classification of Occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020):2633001 philosopher (NKR 7),2310004college assistant (NKR 7),3359021 public administration professional in the field of culture (NKR 7),1431003 cultural executive (manager) (NKR 7),2633002 historian (except art),2621003 curator,2621006 cultural heritage specialist,2621007 curator,1349007 gallery and museum manager,1349006 library and archives manager,3359021 public administration cultural professional

  1. Relevant external stakeholders who have provided a statement or a favourable opinion on the alignment of the acquired qualification with the sector-specific requirements for the profession:

This is not the case for regulated professions.

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Conditions of admission

PhILOSOPHY - HISTORY (interdisciplinary study)

MASTER OF HISTORY in combination
- obtaining a first (bachelor's) degree or a second (master's/engineering/doctoral) degree;
- commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
- in the case of the teaching degree programme, fulfill the requirements also from the second subject combination (in the case of the subjects offered by the KU PF, the requirements are published on;
- in the case of a teacher study programme, obtaining a qualification that can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competences defined by the Bachelor's degree in Teaching and Educational Sciences (as a rule, this is the completion of the Bachelor's degree in Teaching and Educational Sciences, which also includes the Bachelor's degree in Teaching of Subjects in Combination)

- in the case of a teacher study programme

The final ranking of applicants will be based on the result of the state examination.

Additional information

The faculty also reserves the right not to open a study programme to which a low number of candidates applies. In this case, the application forms with all attachments as well as the admission fee will be returned to the applicant.

Disabled applicants may request that the form and manner of the entrance examination be determined taking into account their handicap (written request to be sent together with the application form).

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Conditions for international students

Bidders are on a level playing field

Coordinator for students with specific needs

Counselling Centre, Catholic University, Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok,

General information on the admission exam

A candidate can submit:
Be an electronic application
- via;
- such electronic application is not printed, signed, sent to the postal address of the faculty.

OR a paper (not electronic) application
- such a paper (not electronic) application most often on the form ŠEVT is sent to the following address:
Catholic University of Ruzomberok
Faculty of Philosophy, Study Department
Hrabovská cesta 1B
034 01 Ruzomberok
Attention! If the applicant submits the application via, the application must also be sent in paper form to the address of the faculty. In this case, the fee for material support of the admission procedure is 30 €. We therefore recommend using, not

The application form must be accompanied by:
a) a confirmation of payment of the fee;
b) in the case of applicants for the study programme TEACHER OF SLOVAK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE in combination, who have obtained secondary education outside the Slovak Republic and who have not at the same time completed university studies of at least the first (Bachelor's) degree in the study programme Teacher of Slovak Language and Literature, also a certificate proving the level of proficiency in the Slovak language at the level of at least B2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and Literature.

The following documents should be delivered to the study department (preferably at the time of application if possible):
a) certified copies of documents of graduation (Bachelor's/Master's/Engineering/Doctoral diploma, supplement to the diploma and certificate of state examination), whereas applicants who have been issued with documents of graduation by the Faculty of Arts of KU (previous studies were completed at the Faculty of Arts of KU) do not need to submit them;
b)in the case of applicants who have obtained the required higher education abroad, also a decision on the recognition of the foreign document of education for the purpose of studying in the Slovak Republic.

Information about the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to applicants by electronic or paper mail.

Deadline for verification of fulfilment of the admission requirements: No later than 28 August 2024.

Deadline for verification of fulfilment of the admission requirements: No later than 28 August 2024.

A written decision on the outcome of the admission procedure will be sent to applicants no later than 30 days after the verification of the fulfilment of the admission requirements. The written decision shall be delivered to the applicants by hand.

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (paper form)
  • certified copy of certificate to candidates from other universities (paper form)
  • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities (paper form)
  • proof of payment of the fee (electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1080 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 30 €
E-application form: 25 €

Billing information

Bank: State Treasury

Account: 7 000 224 399/8180

IBAN: SK70 8180 0000 0070 0022 4399

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Detail of the study program

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