Bachelor of Arts in Moral Sciences

What is the BA in moral Sciences?

The Moral Sciences BA degree introduces you to the field of philosophy, ethics and applied ethics. Apart from an introduction to key areas in philosophy like logic, philosophy of science, the history of philosophy, etc., students also get a thorough overview of Anglo-American and continental ethics. Students will also take core social scientific courses and will be trained in social scientific research methods and skills (quantitative and qualitative).

What does the course look like?

The core of the curriculum consists of courses in philosophy and ethics on the one hand, and social science and humanities courses on the other hand. By choosing a minor, students can also complement their core curriculum with courses geared towards their more specialised interests.

What are the aims of the course?

The basic aim of the BA degree in Moral Sciences is to equip the students with both ethical and philosophical knowledge and skills, as well as a sound social scientific training. The guiding idea is that in order to be able to critically think through ethical issues, the informed ethicists should not only be at home in ethical (applied) theory, but also be able to read, discuss and conduct (social) scientific research, relevant to the problems discussed.

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