Structured as a single curriculum, the degree programme in Philosophical Sciences is designed to equip students with the theoretical, methodological and critical competences specific to the various axes of philosophical study, together with a sound general awareness of the historic evolution of philosophical thought, from its origins to the current day.
Students also have the opportunity to complement these philosophical and historical competences with training in other areas of humanistic culture and scientific research, on the basis of each individual student’s primary interests and professional requirements. To this end, graduates have access to courses provided by different degree programmes at the University.
The master degree programme in Philosophical Sciences provides a requisite entry point for pursuing teaching in related subject areas at secondary school level.
Philosophical Sciences graduates can also enter positions of high responsibility in professional fields that require specific subject competences, together with critical skills and autonomy of thought.
- social services;
- managerial roles in the promotion of cultural activities within the public administration or the private sector;
- library or museum management;
- press and inter-media communication centres;
- public relations services;
- personnel management;
- company organisation and management.
Application and admission: Open, subject to entry requirements.
The Department of Philosophy has been participating in Erasmus exchange programmes with European universities for over ten years, informing students and encouraging them to take advantage of these opportunities. In recent years, the Erasmus call has been advertised on the Department's web page and presented to philosophy students in a special meeting organized by the Department's Erasmus manager to introduce the locations and specialties available.
A vast number of locations covers all areas of philosophy: history of philosophy, theoretical philosophy, moral philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of language, logic and philosophy of science. However, you can also take exams in other subjects.
Applicants are selected by a commission of Department teachers, who assess their motivations, academic career and knowledge of the language of the target country.
Selected candidates will complete the Learning Agreement with the Erasmus manager and discuss any changes made abroad by e-mail. If you submit the Learning Agreement to the Erasmus manager by e-mail, you will receive an electronically signed document, and will have it countersigned by the host university before coming back.
Once you come back, the exams taken abroad, as documented by the "Transcript of Records", will be converted based on the Learning Agreement; the conversion of the exams and the relevant grades is subject to the approval of the Academic Board of Philosophy.
For some years now, the Philosophy Department has also made two Erasmus Placement programmes available to Master's degree students, providing them with the opportunity to carry out a research training period at the University of Barcelona (in the field of philosophy of language and metaphysics) and at the CNRS in Paris (in the field of aesthetics). The Academic Board has resolved to award students who go abroad before graduating up to 6 CFU credits for laboratory activities. Students leaving after graduation will be issued a diploma by the International Relations and Agreements Office.
Recommended, not mandatory