Philosophy of a specific discipline
|diplomaBA Wijsbegeerte van een Bepaald Wetenschapsgebied|
|typeregulier, 180 EC|
|opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd|
The bachelor "Philosophy of a specific discipline” is an English-taught programme. After the first year of your bachelor, you enroll in this programme, while continuing with your own bachelor. “Philosophy of a specific discipline” consists of a Minor of 30 EC, introducing you to the history of philosophy and to some of the major philosophical areas such as ethics, philosophy of science, social-political philosophy, and logic. After the Minor you do three electives (15 EC) and follow one out of four courses which the programme offers on “the philosophy of the various disciplines” (5 EC). Finally, you write your thesis in a well-organized course (10 EC). The philosophy part of the programme can be completed in one year but you can also spread the programme over two years. At the end of three or four years you have two bachelors!
Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :
- full-time te Groningen
- part-time te Groningen
Waarom aan de University of Groningen?
|NVAO beoordeling goed|
This Bachelor's programme is only offered in Groningen and in Rotterdam.
Course units of the scientific discipline
6 introductory courses
1 specialization course
3 Elective advanced courses
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormenliterature study, research, tutorial, lecture, individual assignment, self study, seminar
- minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden
Toelating en kosten
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8450
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8900
collegegeld nog niet bekend
Please indicate on Studielink that you will not start in the first year, because the bachelor starts on a postpropaedeutic level. We will check whether you have obtained your propaedeutic exam and we will finish your registration.
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||172||collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|78||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|41%||daarvan is vrouw|
|1||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|0%||daarvan is vrouw|
|29331||studenten aan de University of Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
STUFFSTUFF is the social network of all philosophy students of the University of Groningen.
STUFF organizes philosophical activities, like lectures and debates and trips to foreign universities as well as many social happenings such as monthly meetings at a local café, (theme) parties, competitions etc.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
afgestudeerd in 2015
I'd be happy to see a philosophy course integrated in all academic programmes
The Faculty of Philosophy feels a hidden gem of serenity in an otherwise bustling street of the Netherlands' cosiest city centre. Its entrance, and I mean its student entrance, not the main door at the street side which can only be opened by staff, is accessible through an alley that leads to a small courtyard cluttered with bikes. I had a hard time finding it behind the façade of the Oude Boteringestraat, which made me arrive late for my first ever lecture there, as if I was a freshman again.
An absolute godsend
And then I found out about the English-taught Philosophy of a Specific Discipline programme. An absolute godsend for those curious students that wish to explore more philosophical aspects of science, I must say. While continuing my normal programme, I had the opportunity to also deepen and widen my philosophical interest. The programme did not give a simple answer to my questions. Often, they were a tantamount of possible answers. But perhaps more importantly the programme offered the tools to approach such questions, it taught the skill of thinking critically, thereby only widening the gray zone. Besides, I must also emphasize that I felt the lecturers genuinely care about their students, given their critical and useful feedback on essays and exams, as well as their well-prepared lectures.
I’d be happy to see a philosophy course integrated in all academic programmes
That sounds like a lot of sunshine and roses. Which it is, from my perspective. If there is one quote that intrigues me, it’s Friedrich Nietzsche’s ‘There are no facts, only interpretations’. He wrote the sentence in his essay On Truth and Lies (1873). There is no objectivity, only subjectivity. All our ideas and judgments are formed through our own perspective. In today’s information age, we have access to the greatest amount of information ever. However, the amount of misinformation and disinformation also appears to be increasing. Therefore, one of the most important aspects of this programme has not been finding concrete answers but mastering the skill to think critically. I’d be happy to see a philosophy course integrated in all academic programmes. But well, that’s my opinion. In Nietzsche’s words, ‘You have your own way. I have my way. As for the right way, correct way and the only way, they do not exist.’ So for now, the Philosophy of a Specific Discipline provides an excellent solution, for me, and just like its location, its existence also still remains a hidden gem for many university students.
Before starting the Philosophy of a Specific Discipline programme at the University of Groningen, Christiaan Triebert studied a Bachelor’s in International Relations and International Organization. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at King’s College London.
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This is what academia is supposed to be like
It was a long and arduous career in engineering that led me to the philosophy faculty. With a two year stop-over in mathematics to orient my logical compass I felt that it was time to jump the monotonous tracks of the modern scientific paradigm and learn to think more independently. I sought respite in the halls of the philosophy faculty. And I found it.
Here in a grand old building tucked down a narrow, cobblestone alley, one is as free of the foot-worn, fact-gathering rat race of modern academia as one could be...
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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
- education (university, universities of applied sciences, high schools)
- journalism and communication
- policy and research (ministeries, municipalities, political parties, universities, NGOs, etc.)
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