Choosing Philosophy

Philosophy focuses on learning about the roots of western thought and western civilization. It concerns itself with the understanding of fundamental truths about oneself and the world we live in. Philosophy also deals with the relationship of people to the world and to each other. The subject involves learning to criticise and discuss life’s most important questions such as the meaning of truth and whether people have free will.

At Intermediate level, students investigate logic which involves understanding the structure of arguments. Some issues from ethics such as what is morally right or wrong are investigated.

At Advanced level, students study the areas tackled at Intermediate level as well as some other key questions in European thought.

You can study Philosophy at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 6 lessons per week 1 tutorial per week
Intermediate Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 3 lessons per week  N/A

Special Considerations

It is highly recommended that students have a good command of English. It is advisable that students taking the subject without a pass in English SEC/O Level discuss their choice with a member of the Philosophy department.

Recommended Textbooks

Students will be informed at the start of the course.

The teaching programme is supplemented by

  • Guest speakers

Further Studies/Career opportunities

  • University of Malta/Foreign university