Without prejudice to the need for a broad and general philosophical training, two reasons call for specialization in the area of philosophical studies during the Master's programme.
Firstly, specialist training allows graduates to become aware of the specificity and complexity of problems, both theoretical and practical, as required of a professional nowadays.
Secondly, over the last decades the areas of philosophical research have become increasingly rich and diverse. Not only do they provide specific content and reasoning tools aimed at developing critical ability, they also deepen relationships with various fields of study including: psychology, linguistics, information technology, art, history, sociology, political science, anthropology, pedagogy, biology, physics, mathematics.
In addition to reflecting on itself and its methods, philosophy offers tools to question and deepen the conceptual foundations of any discipline: it reconstructs the history of theoretical notions, provides new analysis tools, questions the ethical and political implications of actions and behaviours, and it can only do so through well-defined and differentiated paths. Hence the need to structure the programme as several curricula offering diverse study paths, with a view to specialisation in philosophical research as well as to pre-professional education.
Therefore, students enrolled in the Master's degree programme in Philosophical Sciences are called to identify a research field among those proposed, to deepen their philosophical training with a rigorous and specialist approach.
For this purpose, the degree programme requires graduates to follow orientation courses in Year I, and specialist courses in their chosen field in Year II, while exploring the multiple interactions with related and complementary disciplines. The knowledge, skills and competences gained allow students to write and discuss their thesis at a specialist level.
The main areas in which the degree programme is structured focus on: the historical dimension of philosophical thought; the theoretical, moral and aesthetic foundations of contemporaneity; the study of society in its anthropological, sociological, political, ethical and philosophical dimensions; logic, language and the theory of mind, also in relation to the developments of contemporary scientific research.
Candidates are selected by a commission made up of Department teachers, who assess the student's interests, their academic career, and their proficiency in the language of the country where they hope to study.
Admitted students will fill out the Learning Agreement with the Erasmus manager. Once abroad, they will correspond via email with the manager regarding any changes. Students submitting a Learning Agreement to the Erasmus manager via email will receive it back e-signed. They may then have their host university countersign the document prior to their return home.
Upon returning home, any exams the student has taken whilst abroad (documented in the "Transcript of Records") are converted into Italian exams based on the Learning Agreement; exam conversion and the marks for the same shall be subject to approval of the Academic Board for Philosophy.
Current international agreements are available at the following link: https://www.unimi.it/en/international/university-milan-world/internatio…
Lecture attendance is recommended but not required.
Workshop attendance is mandatory.
Application for admission: from 12/03/2021 to 27/08/2021
Application for matriculation: from 01/04/2021 to 30/09/2021
Admitted students who have already graduated must enroll by 30 September 2021, while those who will achieve the qualification or requirements set by 31 December 2021 must enroll by 15 January 2022.
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The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
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- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
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