The Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences is the youngest and most dynamic of the faculties of the West University of Timisoara, being created in 1999. Most of our students study international relations, public relations, communication, and journalism. Teaching takes place in Romanian, English, and German. The faculty has nine bachelor programs, six master programs, and two doctoral programs, in political science and in philosophy.
At present, there are few programs of this type in the world, and ours is the only taught in English in Europe. Our 2-year MA’s main purpose is the intense and comprehensive high-quality certified formation of well-trained professionals in applied/practical philosophy, which include philosophical counseling and consultancy for individuals and organizations, ethical counseling, and philosophy for children. Employing solid philosophical knowledge and general counseling skills, the successful graduates will facilitate the thinking of a client or group of people via the five methods generated by philosophy: critical thinking, conceptual analysis, phenomenology, thought experiments, and creative thinking.
Main course titles
- Philosophical tools of argumentation
- Deliberation and critical reasoning
- Care and responsibility ethics
- Practical ethics
- Biographic narrative in philosophical counseling
- Corporate communication
- Counselling skills
- Philosophy with children
- General principles of Psychopathology
- Psychiatry and Clinical Semiology
- Clinical observation
- Skills & tools for philosophical counseling in practice
- Active listening and observation in philosophical dialogue
- Supervised individual and group counseling
Potential labor market positions following graduation
Increasingly sought worldwide, especially in helping with logical-philosophical, axiological, and ethical analysis and foundation of decision-making; social and multicultural relations; and ethical issues, faced by businesses and multinational companies; certified individual philosophical counseling practice; philosophy for children facilitation; philosophy-based (including ethical) consultancy for public institutions or private organizations.
It is an international MA program organized by West University of Timisoara, in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari University, Venice – together with whom West University will award a Double Diploma, namely MA (West University)/Laurea Magistrale (Ca’ Foscari) – and Institut de Pratiques Philosophiques in Paris, which will additionally grant the graduates their own certifications.
West University of Timisoara is one of the accredited universities in Romania to organize the Preparatory Year of Romanian Language. This language course is mandatory for students who wish to study in Romanian language and don’t have a language certificate in this sense. During the Preparatory Year students acquire the requisite knowledge of Romanian language as well and specific knowledge correlated with future training profile (anatomy, physics, chemistry, drawing technical etc.) if the curriculum is organized in Romanian.
The link to the program is here.
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Last updated December 18, 2017