B.A. Philosophy, Literary and Linguistic Studies (PLuS)


Key Info

Basic Information

Bachelor of Arts
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
6 semesters
ECTS Credits:
180Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.


Admission Requirements

  • Abitur or equivalent HZB Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), subject specific university entrance qualification, or an equally recognized university entrance qualification (HZB)

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Enrollment Requirements

  • SelfAssessment --- Mehr Informationen ---


    RWTH Aachen self assessments are online advising processes for deciding what to study. Participation in one (rarely two) of these self assessments is mandatory. You can find which self assessment you need to take for this subject in the course of study description under "Prerequisites". You will need to show proof of participation in a subject specific self assessment in order to enroll (not to apply). You can print out the participation certificate yourself.

Language Requirements

  • See Course of Study Description

Dates and Deadlines


In the B.A. Philosophy, Literary and Linguistics Studies (PLuS), you can study philosophy as one of two subjects alongside English or German Studies at RWTH Aachen University. In the philosophy program you recieve an introduction to various disciplines of theoretical and practical philosophy, before spezializing in theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy or philosophy of the cultural world.

Philosophy is taught by The Teaching and Research Area Applied Ethics, the teaching and research area Philosophy of the Cultural World and the Chair Philosophy of Science and Technology. The teaching and research area Philosophy of the Cultural World is responsible for teaching the following modules in the B.A. PLuS:

  • Basic Module Philosophical Propädeutics
  • Module Philosophy of Language and Ontology
  • Module Philosophy of the Cultural World

A precise description of all module can be found in the Module Handbook of the B.A. PLuS.

If you have any questions concerning the study of philosphy, please feel free to contact the Academic Advisor for Philosophy.