Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

2022 - 2023 Programme



Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy

 Daytime Programme    180 credits   3 years
 European Qualifications Framework (EQF): Level 6 
 Internship: no  Final assignment: yes   Exchange Programmes: yes

Like a child, a philosopher looks at the world with wonder, seeking to see the world differently and to ponder events. Undertaking the study of philosophy is to learn how to reflect critically upon what is going wrong around one – or indeed what is going well. A philosopher is called to question what seem self-evident points of reference in the everyday: language, the body, the relationship to others, space, time, death.

Being a philosopher also entails being open to research perspectives as rich as they are varied, and entering into dialogue with other fields of knowledge. The philosopher tackles the questions that constitute our philosophical tradition as well as those that mark our own time: s/he discovers the thought inherited from the past in order to construct “figures of the thinkable” for today and the future.


The study of philosophy takes place through various types of learning, as varied as they are complementary. Through these, the student is brought to adopt a reflective and critical approach to such issues as the sciences, language, history, politics, ethics, art or literature. At the same time, s/he acquires a deeper knowledge of the philosophical tradition through encountering the main thinkers of four periods of history. Furthermore, the student will often be required, during seminars of practical exercises, to philosophise, reading texts, writing commentaries, producing arguments, entering into dialogue with the tradition while confronting different approaches to a single question and daring to formulate hypotheses of their own.

As philosophy must enter into dialogue with other forms of knowledge, the programme also includes introductions to history, art history, linguistics, literature, sociology, psychology, etc., and furthermore it is possible to select courses that provide a deeper encounter with another discipline. Finally, to be able to interact with a multicultural and multilingual world, the student also receives language courses.