It's not just about philosophy. Future psychologists, teachers, and interpreters are trained in specialized classrooms here

At the Faculty of Philosophy at UCM in Trnava, there are several study programs available. Enthusiastic philosophers, ethnologists, teachers, and linguists will find what they're looking for here. The range of programs is broad, the employment rate of graduates is high and diverse.

The Faculty of Philosophy at UCM is a modern and dynamic faculty that combines a pedagogical approach with scientific research, develops interdisciplinary relationships, and supports current trends in research and education.

For example, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the faculty established the Center for Psychological Counseling and Research, which has three components. In addition to a research and training facility, there is also a counseling center that provides free comprehensive counseling, assistance, and support to UCM students and staff in various life situations.

The Department of Philosophy and Applied Philosophy can boast of the prestigious Center for Bioethics, founded by Professor Peter Sýkora in 2008 as the first center of its kind in Slovakia. It focuses on researching the impact of modern technologies on humans, values, and society. It examines problems that plague global society in the 21st century.

In addition, there are other centers at the faculty, such as the Center for Historical Demography and Population Development, the Center for Higher Education Pedagogy, and the Matej Bel Research Center. A lot is happening at the faculty; all you have to do is choose from the variety of programs and submit an application.

Specialized classrooms

Several laboratories are set up for experiments and scientific work. In the psychology laboratory, students can use various tests to diagnose intelligence or special abilities such as fine motor skills, reaction time, memory, the ability to concentrate under pressure, and they can also test aggression, stress management, and more. There is also a training room.

Students of teacher training programs have a pedagogical laboratory where they improve their skills in working with didactic techniques, develop their communicative skills through video analysis, and enhance their professional competencies through micro-teaching and self-reflection.

The faculty also has a fully equipped interpreting laboratory with professional translator booths. Students can practice interpreting basics directly, and the laboratory also teaches phonetics and phonology of foreign languages and communicative skills.

Rich student life

At FF UCM, of course, it's not just about studying. We also remember the student life that happens outside of the school benches. Students gather in various clubs and interest organizations.

Word lovers can realize themselves in student magazines Parazol or Via Historiae, discussion enthusiasts in Psychoclub, which brings together mainly students of the Department of Psychology, who organize various discussions with teachers or professional debates.

Culture lovers and future ethnologists will also enjoy field research, as well as thematic meetings and discussions (such as Lithuanian afternoon).

The application of graduates from the Faculty of Arts at UCM is truly diverse. Graduates of non-teaching majors find employment in scientific research, mass media, editorial offices, publishing houses, cultural institutions, museums, archives, political institutions and representative bodies, international companies, translation and interpreting institutions, or as educators and managers in the field of culture and education.

Graduates of the study program of teaching general education subjects in various combinations are employed as secondary and tertiary-level educators, elementary school teachers, but also in various positions outside of the educational sphere.

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The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2023.

Submitted by: Kristína Kameníková
Source: Faculty of Philosophy
Inserted: 24.4.2023
Updated: 3.5.2023