Philosophy - History

Learning Objectives of the Study Programme(Fil)

  1. To acquire a basic knowledgeand understanding of selected areas of philosophy and their application in the presentation of arguments.

  1. Gain basic skills to interpret scholarly texts, facts, and make responsible decisions.

  1. Learn the ability to presentessessubstantialknowledge,communicatingcardinal issues, problems, solutions and key arguments to a wider audience.

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Learning Objectives of the Study Programme(His)

  1. To acquire the basic skills and habits that will lead to a reasoned and critical knowledge of the past.

  1. To acquire a broad knowledge of the political, economic, social and cultural history of human society and to acquire the theoretical and methodological foundations of historical scholarship.

  1. Identify and locate historical sources and sources of information and acquire a critical approach to primary and secondary literature.

  1. Interpret evidence and historical argumentation, constructing appropriate historical explanations using an interdisciplinary approach. Independently formulate conclusions and present them in oral and written form.

  1. Develop an understanding of the factors that have shaped historical change on a broad scale. Adapt flexibly in a changing environment and develop habits for lifelong learning in professional practice.

Learning Outcomes of the Study Programme(Fil)


V1student knows the terminology of the discipline and can explain the basic categorical, conceptual and methodological apparatus in the key disciplines and concepts of philosophy

V2understands the essential insights and issues in particular philosophical disciplines

V3has knowledge of the major schools of thought in the history of philosophy, including the Christian tradition of thought, and is familiar with their best-known representatives


Z1analytical thinking-student decomposes information gathered into basic concepts and principles and formulates a possible conclusion

Z2interprets a philosophical text and is able to identify important information, issues, theses, and arguments in the text

Z3critical thinking-evaluates information and reaches correct judgments, can analyze assumptions and relate different findings to each other, identifies incorrect inferences and argumentative fouls and distortions

Z4applies the procedures of conceptual analysis to philosophical problem solving, searches for appropriate solutions to problems and is able to reason them through to their implications

Z5logical reasoning - constructs a valid argument


K1students independently solve selected theoretical and practical problems of the discipline and social practiceK2 articulates and orally communicates a professional and societal problem in a cultivated manner in writing

K3responsibly considers and takes a position regarding the issues discussed

Learning Outcomes of the Program(His)


The student1will develop 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 the principles of historical criticism and methods of working with sources

V4knows the key events of historical development


Z1student can work with sources and secondary literature

Z2Critically approaches historical sources and events of historical development

Z3 articulates ideas in writing based on analysis of literature and historical sources and is able to solve given tasks to an appropriate level

Z4distinguishes between the main lines of enquiry in historical research and historiography

Z5 identifies and evaluates key events in historical development

competenciesK1student is able to work interdisciplinarily in solving specific problems

K2student can solve problems, projects, formulate his/her ideas in oral and written form and argue constructively

K3is able to work effectively in a team and can lead a small team

K4can independently solve specific problems in a changing environment

K5is able to use information and communication technologies independently

knowledge of general (world) history and national (Slovak) history, basic methods and methodology of studying history and auxiliary historical sciences. One of the key features of a graduate is his/her adaptability with respect to changing contexts of work. The purpose is to train workers capable of mastering basic working practices and documentation activities in the following professions: museum and gallery worker, worker in historical libraries and heritage institutes, various editorial offices and cultural and social institutions.

Prospects of graduates

Graduate Profile

The graduate of the Bachelor's degree programme in Philosophy-History will obtain a complete first degree in Philosophy and Historical Sciences. The graduate has a general theoretical knowledge in the basic areas of philosophy and can explain its basic conceptual, categorical and methodological apparatus. The student is able to analyse the starting points and conclusions of philosophical problems. The student knows the basics of argumentation and communication techniques and can categorize the main currents of thought in the Western tradition of thought. The graduate is intellectually skilled in analytical, critical, and conceptual thinking and proposes solutions to professional problems in a broader context. He or she can analyze and interpret a professional text, make effective use of the argumentative strategies of individual thinkers, and critically evaluate their arguments. The graduate is independent in solving philosophical problems in broader contexts. Can argue effectively and use language to present his/her point of view in a sophisticated manner, take positions on issues, and make decisions knowledgeable about multiple value perspectives. 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 through the various historical periods. The student is able to locate, collect, and sort sources and literature in which he or she is adequately oriented. He or she is able to take oral and written positions which he or she can justify at an appropriate level. Can work independently on assignments and projects with a historical context in which he/she can use the results of research in other, related fields. In addition to an interdisciplinary approach, he/she can use new approaches to solving problems based on knowledge of history. He or she is prepared for continuing education, but can also be employed, for example, as a cultural and social worker, a public administration professional, etc.

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

Occupations where graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme in Philosophy-History can be employed according to the Statistical Classification of Occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020):3332004cultural and public service worker,3359021professional worker of public administration in the field of culture,2621005documenter of collections in museums, galleries,3332004cultural and public service worker,3359021professional worker of public administration in the field of culture

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

This is not the case for regulated professions.

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements for study programmes:

PHILOSOPHY - HISTORY (interdisciplinary study)
HILOSOPHY in combination
HISTORY in combination
- obtaining a complete secondary education or a complete secondary vocational education;
- commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
- in the case of the teaching degree program, fulfill the requirements of the second subject combination (in the case of the courses offered by PF KU, the requirements are published on

Applicants will be placed in the final ranking on the basis of the results of the matriculation examination.

Additional information

Health disadvantaged applicants may request that the form and method of the entrance examination be determined taking into account their disadvantage (a written request is 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 should be accompanied by:
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 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;
c) in the case of applicants for the study programme JURNALISM, the applicant may also attach two examples of the author's work (these may be either the results of journalistic work (a newspaper article, a radio piece, a television piece, etc.), or the results of the journalistic work (a newspaper article, a radio piece, a television piece, etc.) published in school, local or other media (can also be online media), or any kind of text (e.g. essays, blogs) except poetry.

The following documents must be delivered to the study department (preferably at the time of application, if possible):
a) a certified copy of the matriculation certificate;
b) in the case of applicants who received their secondary education abroad, a decision on the recognition of the foreign secondary school diploma for the purpose of studying in the Slovak Republic.
Information on 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 for studies: 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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    06.06.2024 - 07.08.2024

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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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