Information on course of study: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Philosophy / Values and Norms (Bachelor)

Information on course of study: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Philosophy / Values and Norms (Bachelor)

Deutsch English

Numbers and facts

Course of study name: Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Philosophy / Values and Norms (Bachelor)
Duration: 6 Semester
Academic degree: Bachelor of Arts
Language: German
Type of admission: Application/enrolment possible in the winter semester


Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take Philosophy

  • as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
  • as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major

Philosophy can be studied either in connection with a non-teaching career goal or as a professional teaching qualification. If you want to become a teacher, you must follow the combinations of subjects for each teaching position.

Orientation and goals

This programme in Philosophy at the University of Oldenburg is focused on teaching the basics of western philosophy from the classical period to the present, enabling self-reflection and scientific argumentation, promoting cross-sectional thinking across different disciplines, serving ethical orientation and motivating students to consider future issues for humanity as a whole, drawing on a specialised and highly developed culture of expertise. Values and norms is a school subject with a future. A rational understanding of concepts such as freedom, responsibility, the individual, rights and duties in this society and in other cultures requires practical philosophy and ethics, which are ever more urgent in a globalised world.

Language skills

Students should be proficient in English (and possibly French), and those who specialise in classical or medieval philosophy should also demonstrate proficiency in Ancient Greek and Latin, or acquire these skills through language courses. Students who intend to acquire a Master of Education for teaching Philosophy in the Gymnasium must provide evidence of their skills in languages by the time they attend the final colloquium (Abschlusskolloquium) in the master's programme.

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:

  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and areas of work

Professional life is marked by the enormous increase in the value of personal and interdisciplinary skills. The demands of modern working life can only be adequately fulfilled within a broader framework of individual academic qualifications that consider not only the mastery of technical skills, but also self-reflection and personal development. For this reason, a combination of philosophy with another subject and suitable supplementary professionalisation modules is ideal.

Your contact persons

Fragen zum Studiengang/-fach
  • Plader, Anna
  • Student representatives of Philosophy/Values and Norms
  • Student representatives of Teaching Degree Programme
  • Academic Examinations Office
  • Contact form for students
  • Rolf, Malte
  • Study and Career Counselling Service

Documents: Regulations, forms, information

Documents Anerkennung
  • Professionalisierungsbereich Blanko (Anlage) docx
  • Antrag auf Anerkennung von Prüfungsleistungen pdf
  • Anzeige einer Prüfungsunfähigkeit pdf
  • Anmeldung der Abschlussarbeit pdf
  • Antrag auf Notenverbesserung docx
  • Modulbescheinigung Bachelor docx
  • Antrag auf Zulassung von Fachmodulen im Professionalisierungsbereich (Austauschmodule) docx
  • Vorziehen von Mastermodulen pdf
P-Amt Examinations and examiners Weiterführende Informationen

Postgraduate / combined course of studies

Kombinationsfach (2FB)
  • Geography (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme German Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Dutch Linguistics and Literary Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Music (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Art and Media (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economic Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Chemistry (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Sport Science (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Material Culture: Textiles (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Politics-Economics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Physics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Social Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme History (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Protestant Theology and Religious Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Special Needs Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Slavic Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Gender Studies (Bachelor)
  • Franco-Romance Studies (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Technology (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme English Studies (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Education (Bachelor)
  • Hispanic Studies (in cooperation with the University of Bremen) (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Elementary Mathematics (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme General Education (Bachelor)
  • Dual-subject bachelor's programme Low German (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor)
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor)
Masterfach-MEd (Kombi)
  • Master of Education Programme (Hauptschule and Realschule) Values and Norms (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Philosophy (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Values and Norms (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Values and Norms (Master of Education)
  • Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) Values and Norms (Master of Education)
Master subject
  • Master's Programme Ecumenism and Religions (Master)
  • Master's Programme Philosophy (Master)