Bachelor's Programme Philosophy at Faculty of Catholic Theology

Curriculum (2021W)

Bachelor der Philosophie (B.phil.)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0223 Philosophy and Ethics

Study Code
C 033 194

Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor's Programme Philosophy at Faculty of Catholic Theology gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor Philosophy at Faculty of Catholic Theology, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2021W curriculum is currently valid for the Bachelor's Programme Philosophy at Faculty of Catholic Theology.

Information on the Curriculum

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:
1. VO Critical Thinking (CM 1 lit. b, 1 h, 1.5 ECTS-Credits),
2. VO Introduction to Metaphysics (CM 2 lit. a, 2 hrs., 3.5 ECTS-Credits),
3. VO Philosophical Anthropology (CM 2 lit. b, 2 hrs., 3 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1.500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

5.0 ECTS: Compulsory Module: Methodology of Philosophical Thinking
3.5 ECTS: VO Introduction to Metaphysics
3.0 ECTS: VO Philosophical Anthropology
3.0 ECTS: VO History of Philosophy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
5.0 ECTS: VO Philosophy of Language
5.0 ECTS: VO VO Philosophy of Science
5.0 ECTS: Individual Choice of Specialisation or Interdisciplinary Skill

3.5 ECTS: VO Introduction to Ethics
4.0 ECTS: VU Philosophical Theology
2.0 ECTS: VO Philosophy of Religion of the Present
3.0 ECTS: VO History of Philosophy and Modern Times
4.0 ECTS: VU Classics of the History of Philosophy
5.0 ECTS: VU Formal Logic
5.0 ECTS: VU Interdisciplinary Learning
4.0 ECTS: Individual Choice of Specialisation or Interdisciplinary Skills

2.0 ECTS: VO Religions of the World
2.0 ECTS: VO Empirical Research in Religious Studies
10.0 ECTS: Compulsory Module: Psychology and Ethics
2.0 ECTS: VO Epistemology
3.0 ECTS: UE Epistemology and Philosophy of Scienc
5.0 ECTS: VO Social Philosophy
5.0 ECTS: SE Exemplary Examination of a Topic

5.0 ECTS:VO Special Topics in Contemporary Epistemology
5.0 ECTS: VO Philosophy and Society
10.0 ECTS: Compulsory Module: Current Issues in Ethics and Contemporary Culture
5.0 ECTS: SE Exemplary Examination of a Topic
6.0 ECTS: Individual Choice of Specialisation or Interdisciplinary Skill

10.0 ECTS: Compulsory Module: Philosophy of Mind
5.0 ECTS: VO Metaphysics and Analysis of World Views
5.0 ECTS: SE Exemplary Examination of a Topic
10.0 ECTS: Individual Choice of Specialisation or Interdisciplinary Skill

5.0 ECTS: VO Current Issues in Ontology
5.0 ECTS: SE Exemplary Examination of a Topic
15.0 ECTS: SE Seminar with Bachelor’s Thesis
5.0 ECTS: Individual Choice of Specialisation or Interdisciplinary Skill

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence


As part of the Bachelor’s Programme, a Minor of 30 ECTS-Credits can be completed.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:

​ Supplementary Programme ​

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance = 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

to be updated

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Universitätstraße 15

Associate Dean of Studies
Dr. Daniel Wehinger

Dean of Studies
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Liborius Olaf Lumma

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