Learning objectives of the study programme

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

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

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

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Learning Outcomes of the Study Programme


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

Z3 Critical thinking - evaluates information and reaches correct judgements, can analyse assumptions and relate different pieces of knowledge to each other, identifies incorrect inferences and argumentative fouls and distortions

Z4applies the procedures of conceptual analysis to solve philosophical problems, seeks 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

Prospects of graduates

Graduate Profile

The graduate of the Bachelor's degree programme in Philosophy (single-discipline) obtains a complete university education of the first degree in the field of study Philosophy.The graduate has general theoretical knowledge in the basic areas of philosophy, can explain its basic conceptual, categorical and methodological apparatus. He/she 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, conceptual and logical thinking and proposes solutions to professional problems in a broader context. The graduate is able to analyze and interpret a professional text, to make effective use of the argumentative strategies of individual thinkers, and to 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 in the context of the pursuit of a dialogue between reason and faith in the spirit of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

  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 Bachelor's degree programme in philosophy can be employed according to the Statistical Classification of Occupations (SK ISCO-08_2020):3332004 cultural and service worker,3359021 professional worker of public administration in the field of culture

  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

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.

Conditions for international students

Bidders are on a level playing field

Conditions of admission without the entrance exam

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.

  • Apply the application for study

    06.06.2024 - 07.08.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • leaving certificate (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

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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