Philosophy

Facciata laterale
Philosophy
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-5 - Philosophy
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Open with admission self-assessment test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The degree programme in Philosophy aims to provide students with a sound basic knowledge of the essential developments of the history of philosophical and scientific thought, the different articulations of philosophical research and the related critical-methodological aspects.
In the first two years, the programme focusses on the achievements of the established research schools of the University of Milan. These are characterised by rigorous historical-philosophical study; by special attention to contemporary theoretical, moral and aesthetic problems; by the evolution of analytic inquiry in logic, in the philosophies of sciences and of language.
Given its eminently interdisciplinary nature, which is typical of philosophy, the degree programme expects students to develop their studies in the third year, having received adequate philosophical training, and drawing directly on other areas of humanistic and scientific culture, integrating the development of cultural and professional knowledge and skills, useful for those who do not continue their studies towards a Master?s Degree.
The programme provides the transferable and metacognitive skills useful for the professions in the fields of communication, in the publishing industry, in the management of cultural processes and in the development and management of human resources.

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The Degree Programme in Philosophy places great importance on international student mobility as an opportunity for learning enhancement and promotes stay abroad experiences as part of our University mobility programmes.
The degree programme tutor for international student mobility promotes the active participation of students in the programmes offered and provides educational assistance to selected students.
The tutor follows all the phases of international student mobility:
- urges the active participation of students on all locations and for all languages, advertises the Erasmus agreements and introduces them in dedicated meetings
- after the selection, receives the students individually to discuss the Learning Agreements and provides assistance, via email, during their stay abroad, taking care of any changes. Reductions or extensions of the stay may be authorized for study, health, economic reasons.
The selection interviews are conducted by a special panel of professors from the Department.
Current international agreements are available at the following link: https://www.unimi.it/en/international/university-milan-world/internatio…

Course attendance is not compulsory, but is recommended.

Attendance is compulsory for learning laboratories.

Part-time enrolment and attendance

The learning path provided for by the part-time enrolment scheme cannot be more than twice the number of years required by the degree programme and must comply with the following duration depending on the chosen path:

Bachelor's degree (ordinary full-time duration 3 years)

Academic path to be completed in:

     6 years for students enrolled in the first year of the programme

     5 years for students enrolled in the second year of the programme

     4 years for students enrolled in the third year of the programme

     3 years for students enrolled in year I, II or III off-track

All details at the following link

Part-time enrolment | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale (unimi.it)

Enrollment

To be admitted to the degree programme it is necessary to have a secondary school diploma or other qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable.

Admission to the degree programme in Philosophy also requires adequate basic skills consisting of general knowledge, reading comprehension and Italian language proficiency, logical reasoning skills, as acquired during the secondary school studies. The initial knowledge of the students will be tested according to the procedures specified in the call for applications.

Admission assessment

Admission to the Degree Programme is subject to a compulsory, non-selective self-assessment test.

The University uses the TOLC-SU test delivered by the Cisia Consortium.

OFA (Additional learning requirements) and remedial procedures

Students who decide to enrol with a score below the required threshold will have to follow a remedial path aimed at satisfying the OFA (Additional Learning Requirements) required by law. Students who fail their remedial assessments will have their academic career halted at the end of first year.

Graduate and transfer students may be waived from the test requirement only if they are admitted to years subsequent to the first one.

Transfer students who are admitted to the first year, and who have taken the non-selective, self-assessment TOLC SU test, may be assigned OFA based on the test score.

In all other cases the student will be required to take the same TOLC SU test in order to identify any OFA.

More information about OFA is available in the dedicated section of the Degree Programme website.

https://filosofia.cdl.unimi.it/en/courses/additional-learning-requirements-ofa

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for matriculation: from 15/07/2021 to 15/09/2021

Read the Call

Programme description and courses list
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian First semester INF/01
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Open sessions
Foundations of ethics 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/07
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
Introduction to scientific reasoning 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/02
Optional activities and study plan rules
Regola B2 - 9 ECTS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of Biological Sciences and Medicine 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/05
History of physics and of the mathematical sciences 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/05
Regola B3 - 9 ECTS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
History of political philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
History of political thought 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
Medieval history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
Optional activities and study plan rules
Altre attività formative - 3 ECTS TO BE ACQUIRED IN OTHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES (SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS OR INTERNSHIPS)
Regola C1 - 18 ECTS IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Epistemology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/01
History of Aesthetics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Philosophical anthropology 9 60 Italian M-FIL/03
Philosophical hermeneutics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/01
Rhetoric 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Theoretical philosophy 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/01
Regola C2 - 18 ECTS IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Logic I 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Logic II 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Logics for Pratical Reasoning and AI 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Philosophy of physics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Philosophy of Psychology 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Philosophy of science 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
Semiotics 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
The language of philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/05
Theories of language and the mind 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Regola C3 - 18 ECTS IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of ancient scientific thought 9 60 Italian M-FIL/07
History of early modern philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/06
History of medieval philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/08
History of medieval political thought 9 60 Italian M-FIL/08
History of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/06
History of Renaissance Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/06
Key Texts in Ancient Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/07
Key Texts in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/06
Medieval Islamic Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/08
Regola C4 - 6 ECTS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS (IF NOT ALREADY TAKEN)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Epistemology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/01
History of Aesthetics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
History of ancient scientific thought 9 60 Italian M-FIL/07
History of early modern philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/06
History of medieval philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/08
History of medieval political thought 9 60 Italian M-FIL/08
History of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/06
History of Renaissance Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/06
Key Texts in Ancient Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/07
Key Texts in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/06
Logic I 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Logic II 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Logics for Pratical Reasoning and AI 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Medieval Islamic Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/08
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Philosophical anthropology 9 60 Italian M-FIL/03
Philosophical hermeneutics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/01
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Philosophy of physics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Philosophy of Psychology 9 60 Italian M-FIL/02
Philosophy of science 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
Rhetoric 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Semiotics 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
The language of philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/05
Theoretical philosophy 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/01
Theories of language and the mind 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
Optional activities and study plan rules
Regola A1 - 18 ECTS IN THREE 6 ECTS COURSES OR TWO 9 ECTS COURSES AMONG THOSE NOT ALREADY TAKEN:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Ancient Greece theatre literature 9 60 Italian L-FIL-LET/02
Archival studies 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Cinema and Visual Theory 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Cognitive Neuroscience 9 60 Italian M-PSI/02
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
Cultural history of the Mediterranean 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/10
English for Academic purposes 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/12
French 6 40 Italian L-LIN/04
Fundamentals of Computer Science 6 40 Italian Second semester INF/01
General Psychology 9 60 Italian M-PSI/01
German 6 40 Italian L-LIN/14
Glottology and Linguistics 9 60 Italian L-LIN/01
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
History of Anthropology 9 60 Italian M-DEA/01
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian L-ART/03
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian L-ART/01
History of modern political Philosophy 9 60 Italian SPS/02
History of political philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
History of political thought 9 60 Italian Second semester SPS/02
Human Resources Management 9 60 Italian SECS-P/10
Italian Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Librarianship 9 60 Italian M-STO/08
Media archaeology 9 60 Italian L-ART/06
Medieval history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
Methodology of Social Research 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/02
Religions of the classical world 9 60 Italian M-STO/06
Roman History 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ANT/03
Sociological Theory 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Teaching and assessment design 9 60 Italian First semester M-PED/03
Regola C5 - 6 ECTS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS (IF NOT ALREADY TAKEN)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Epistemology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/01
History of Aesthetics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
History of medieval philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/08
History of medieval political thought 9 60 Italian M-FIL/08
Medieval Islamic Philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/08
Philosophical hermeneutics 9 60 Italian M-FIL/01
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Rhetoric 9 60 Italian M-FIL/04
Semiotics 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
The language of philosophy 9 60 Italian M-FIL/05
Theoretical philosophy 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/01
Theories of language and the mind 9 60 Italian Over several sessions M-FIL/05
Regola C6 - 9 ECTS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester M-DEA/01
General Psychology 9 60 Italian M-PSI/01
History of Anthropology 9 60 Italian M-DEA/01
Methodology of Social Research 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Philosophy of Economics 9 60 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
Sociological Theory 9 60 Italian SPS/07
Teaching and assessment design 9 60 Italian First semester M-PED/03
Compulsory
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 6 0 Italian Open sessions
Optional activities and study plan rules
Altre attività formative - 18 ECTS OF SUBJECTS CHOSEN BY THE STUDENT AMONG ALL THOSE ACTIVATED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESENT IN OTHER THREE-YEAR DEGREES
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
English for Academic purposes English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) (compulsory)
History of ancient scientific thought English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) (compulsory), History of ancient philosophy (compulsory)
Key Texts in Ancient Philosophy History of ancient philosophy (compulsory)
Logic II Logic I (compulsory)
Logics for Pratical Reasoning and AI English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) (compulsory), Logic I (compulsory)
Philosophy of Economics English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) (compulsory)
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
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  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
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  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • 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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