Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Practical Philosophy: Level 1


Course code: FPRA12
Swedish title: Praktisk filosofi: Grundkurs
ECTS credits: 30


The information below is about this semester. The course is also given spring 2020. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: autumn 2019
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2019-09-02 – 2020-01-19
Language of instruction: Swedish
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden
Application code: LU-32901

Introductory meeting: 2019-09-02 at 10.15 – 11.00: LUX:C121 hörsal

Teachers: Henrik Andersson, Dan Egonsson, Cathrine Felix, Andrés Garcia, Jakob Green Werkmäster, Mattias Gunnemyr, Frits Gåvertsson


Kursen introducerar den praktiska filosofins problem och arbetsmetoder. Frågor om värderingars och handlingars natur (på individ och samhällsnivå) är centrala. Samtida och äldre filosofers teorier presenteras och analyseras. Filosofiska synsätt anläggs på moraliska, politiska, estetiska och religiösa uppfattningar. Genom hela kursen belyses metoder för argumentation och kritiskt tänkande i relation till de olika filosofiska sakfrågorna.

•Delkurs 1. Introduktion och moralfilosofins historia (7,5 hp).

•Delkurs 2. Kritiskt tänkande i värdefrågor och tillämpad etik (6 hp).

•Delkurs 3. Moralfilosofi (7,5 hp).

•Delkurs 4. Samhällsfilosofi (4,5 hp).

•Delkurs 5. Religionsfilosofi och estetik (4,5 hp).


  1. Introduction and the History of Moral Philosophy, 7.5 ECTS
  2. Critical Thinking and Applied Ethics, 6 ECTS
  3. Moral Philosophy, 7.5 ECTS
  4. Political Philosophy, 4.5 ECTS
  5. Philosophy of Religion and Aesthetics, 4.5 ECTS

Important dates – Spring semester 2020

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid 100%
In Swedish
20 januari 2020 – 7 juni 2020

Öppnas för anmälan 16 september 2019

Important dates – Autumn semester 2019

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid 100%
In Swedish
2 september 2019 – 19 januari 2020

Öppen för sen anmälan

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 50 000
First payment: SEK 50 000
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

Introductory meeting

Compulsory introductory meeting

2/9 at 10.15 - 11.00 in LUX:C121 hörsal