Philosophical studies at this level provide a systematic introduction to the broadly conceived academic philosophy. In the first year of their studies, students become acquainted with the history of ancient and medieval philosophy, the basics of social philosophy and aesthetics; they also go through an intensive course of logic. In the second year of their studies, apart from the history of modern philosophy and the history of Polish philosophy, students are taught ontology and epistemology from a systematic perspective. The third year's obligatory course is the history of contemporary philosophy. During the second and third years, students also study ancient and modern languages. The Institute of Philosophy offers a wide and dynamically developing range of optional courses available at every stage of the studies. The philosophical studes are concluded with the defence of a thesis ("licentiate") written under the guidance of a supervisor which a student him- or herself chooses from amongst the academic staff of the Institute of Philosophy.
From the academic year 2018/2019 onwards, the Institute of Philosophy offers a new, more extensive selection of courses for philosophy students at the Master's level of their studies. A wide variety of courses, a tutorial-based system in the close connection between teaching and research carried out by the academic staff of the Institute, as well as the active supervising of each student shall allow the adjustment of the course of studies to individual abilities and interests of the students. Working in small groups, students acquire advanced knowledge and practice skills required in the academic work. Employing the resources provided by a number of philosophical traditions, they can become acquainted with current research paradigms and take part in the research carried out by the academic staff of the Institute. Within student research projects, supported organisationally and financially by the Institute of Philosophy, students can develop their first research ideas. Combining theoretical knowledge with the skills of methodically solving problems and social competence, the Master's degree graduates are prepared to work successfully in many areas of the free market economy. If they choose to further develop their academic skills, for example as doctoral students, they are well prepared to do their future research on their own.