The academic year at the University of Fribourg is split into two semesters:
- Semester 1 runs from mid-September to mid-December
- Semester 2 runs from mid-February to late May.
To see the full academic calendar please visit the University of Fribourg website.
Some modules are available in English, especially research seminars for doctoral students. However, there are various forms of linguistic support, such as language courses.
The University’s Bachelor programme in Philosophy is structured around two main areas: History of Philosophy and Systematic Philosophy.
History of Philosophy includes antique, medieval, modern and contemporary philosophy and introduces students to the main authors, texts and currents of Western philosophy.
Systematic Philosophy comprises complementary disciplines, such as:
- philosophy of language, of the mind and of human sciences
- epistemology and metaphysics
- ethics and political philosophy
- philosophy of culture and aesthetics.
Systematic Philosophy introduces students to the themes and questions inherent to present philosophical debate.