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Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor in Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship, which is taught in German, is an interdisciplinary degree programme with a strong relation to practice. Philosophical and aesthetic training provides innovative access to social and economic spheres of action. A thorough grounding in the tradition of liberal arts with strong relevance to the present sharpens awareness for the practical realities of life and work.

The programme encourages thoughtful, responsible action in various fields of application and pluralistic contexts. This enables you to analyse practical problems and develop creative solutions.

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Philosophy
12 credits: Introduction to Philosophical Practice
12 credits: Knowledge, Humanity and the World
12 credits: Ethics and Spirituality
12 credits: Practical Project Philosophy

Art
12 credits: Introduction to Arts Practice
12 credits: Art and Society
12 credits: Aesthetic Experiene and Understanding
12 credits: Practical Project Art

Society
9 credits: Introduction to Social Sciences
9 credits: Society on the Move
9 credits: Emergence of New & Social Innovation
9 credits: Social Entrepreneurship and Responsibility
12 credits: Practical Project Social Entrepreneurship

Integration and Focus Setting
6 credits: Cross-Departmental Integration
15 credits: Focus Setting
15 credits: Bachelor’s Thesis

The degree programme usually starts in Autumn Semester each year. Cross-entry can generally be arranged through personal consultation.

Applications must include:

  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum vitae with passport photo
  • Officially certified copies of documents/certificates qualifying you for admission
  • Certificate of registration from a health insurance provider

Prior to admission, we conduct a personal consultation and admission interview with you. The application form is available under Downloads.

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Equivalently recognised previous education or
  • Under certain circumstances, an advanced technical college entrance qualification
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF, DSH or an equivalent certificate)

The B.A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship qualifies students for a broad range of professions. Initiative and creativity open up opportunities in institutions for educational research and promotion, political organisations, non-governmental organisations, social institutions, the fields of public relations, journalism and media, publishing, the art sector, public administration and business enterprises. Further professional specialisation is possible through a subsequent Master's programme.

Which programme is best for me?

The German educational landscape is diverse and complex. More than 7,500 Bachelor's degree programmes are currently on offer, and this number is constantly growing. Secondary school graduates are spoilt for choice. How can you find your way and choose the "right" programme?

Closer Look at B.A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship

The study taster, a 1-2 semester programme offered by the Institute of Philosophy and Aesthetics at Alanus University, provides assistance. In the taster, prospective students with a wide range of interests can sample the three areas of the B.A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship (taught in German) and form their own impression of university life. After all, you don’t know if you don’t try.

Taster Curriculum

In the philosophical courses participants in the study taster explore anthropology, i.e. the question of the human being, gain an overview of the history of philosophy, reflect on ethical problems and discuss current social topics from a philosophical-reflective perspective.

In the art Courses they have the opportunity to seek their own path in life through trial and action as well as develop an artistic-aesthetic, in the broadest sense, creative mindset.

Learning the fundamentals of business and social science and exploring current issues, such as basic income or the refugee debate, build decision-making and innovation skills. In this way, participants gain insight into possible solutions to the challenges facing contemporary society.

In addition, participants in the study taster can attend public lectures, lecture series, and artistic performances throughout the university to familiarise themselves with a wide range of topics and get to know the professors with their main areas of research.

Scope of the Study Taster

After prior registration with the study taster coordinator, Gerhard Henseler, participants can attend up to 6 courses. This generally means courses held during the week – but it is also possible to attend up to two intensive courses at the weekend. The current list of courses offered in the B.A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship is available under Downloads.

Registration and Procedure for the Study Taster

Beginning the study taster is possible

  • In Autumn Semester (01/09 - 28/02) as well as
  • In Spring Semester (01/03 - 31/08).

The application for the study taster is available under Downloads.

If participants in the study taster subsequently decide in favour of a Bachelor’s programme at Alanus University or another university, achievements in the relevant subjects can be recognised and credited after consultation. Tuition fees for the study taster are 500 euros/semester. Participation in the study taster does not entitle the participant to admission in the B. A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship. A separate application process must be followed for this purpose. However, it is possible to improve the chances of gaining admission to the degree programme by participating successfully and making new contacts in the study taster.

Philosophy
12 credits: Introduction to Philosophical Practice
12 credits: Knowledge, Humanity and the World
12 credits: Ethics and Spirituality
12 credits: Practical Project Philosophy

Art
12 credits: Introduction to Arts Practice
12 credits: Art and Society
12 credits: Aesthetic Experiene and Understanding
12 credits: Practical Project Art

Society
9 credits: Introduction to Social Sciences
9 credits: Society on the Move
9 credits: Emergence of New & Social Innovation
9 credits: Social Entrepreneurship and Responsibility
12 credits: Practical Project Social Entrepreneurship

Integration and Focus Setting
6 credits: Cross-Departmental Integration
15 credits: Focus Setting
15 credits: Bachelor’s Thesis

The degree programme usually starts in Autumn Semester each year. Cross-entry can generally be arranged through personal consultation.

Applications must include:

  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum vitae with passport photo
  • Officially certified copies of documents/certificates qualifying you for admission
  • Certificate of registration from a health insurance provider

Prior to admission, we conduct a personal consultation and admission interview with you. The application form is available under Downloads.

  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Equivalently recognised previous education or
  • Under certain circumstances, an advanced technical college entrance qualification
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF, DSH or an equivalent certificate)

The B.A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship qualifies students for a broad range of professions. Initiative and creativity open up opportunities in institutions for educational research and promotion, political organisations, non-governmental organisations, social institutions, the fields of public relations, journalism and media, publishing, the art sector, public administration and business enterprises. Further professional specialisation is possible through a subsequent Master's programme.

Which programme is best for me?

The German educational landscape is diverse and complex. More than 7,500 Bachelor's degree programmes are currently on offer, and this number is constantly growing. Secondary school graduates are spoilt for choice. How can you find your way and choose the "right" programme?

Closer Look at B.A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship

The study taster, a 1-2 semester programme offered by the Institute of Philosophy and Aesthetics at Alanus University, provides assistance. In the taster, prospective students with a wide range of interests can sample the three areas of the B.A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship (taught in German) and form their own impression of university life. After all, you don’t know if you don’t try.

Taster Curriculum

In the philosophical courses participants in the study taster explore anthropology, i.e. the question of the human being, gain an overview of the history of philosophy, reflect on ethical problems and discuss current social topics from a philosophical-reflective perspective.

In the art Courses they have the opportunity to seek their own path in life through trial and action as well as develop an artistic-aesthetic, in the broadest sense, creative mindset.

Learning the fundamentals of business and social science and exploring current issues, such as basic income or the refugee debate, build decision-making and innovation skills. In this way, participants gain insight into possible solutions to the challenges facing contemporary society.

In addition, participants in the study taster can attend public lectures, lecture series, and artistic performances throughout the university to familiarise themselves with a wide range of topics and get to know the professors with their main areas of research.

Scope of the Study Taster

After prior registration with the study taster coordinator, Gerhard Henseler, participants can attend up to 6 courses. This generally means courses held during the week – but it is also possible to attend up to two intensive courses at the weekend. The current list of courses offered in the B.A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship is available under Downloads.

Registration and Procedure for the Study Taster

Beginning the study taster is possible

  • In Autumn Semester (01/09 - 28/02) as well as
  • In Spring Semester (01/03 - 31/08).

The application for the study taster is available under Downloads.

If participants in the study taster subsequently decide in favour of a Bachelor’s programme at Alanus University or another university, achievements in the relevant subjects can be recognised and credited after consultation. Tuition fees for the study taster are 500 euros/semester. Participation in the study taster does not entitle the participant to admission in the B. A. Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship. A separate application process must be followed for this purpose. However, it is possible to improve the chances of gaining admission to the degree programme by participating successfully and making new contacts in the study taster.

The most important thing at a glance

Course Duration
The standard study period is 6 semesters (full-time).

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Tuition Fees
2,610 euros/semester or
445 euros/month

Financial Aid
More details are available under funding.

Contact and Guidance
Department of Education
Institute of Philosophy and Aesthetics

Gerhard Henseler

Telefon +49 2222 93211506

Philosophy, Arts and Social Entrepreneurship