Philosophy

Facciata laterale
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L-5 - Philosophy
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Open with admission self-assessment test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The goals of the Bachelor's degree programme in Philosophy, structured as a single-track programme, is to provide, first and foremost, a solid understanding of the basic timeline of philosophical and scientific thinking, as well as the different schools of thought in philosophical research, and philosophical criticism and methods. This well-established approach at the University of Milan, and its willingness to consider the points of intersection between diligent historical-philosophical study and understanding of the contemporary world, allows students to explore theoretical, epistemological, and moral topics thoroughly. Philosophy is the quintessential interdisciplinary field. Therefore, the Bachelor's degree programme also contemplates, once students have acquired a sufficient foundation in philosophy, that they expand their coursework into the humanities and the sciences, whether within the same, or in another, Faculty. They should seek out instruction which truly reflects the specific competencies they seek.

Philosophy graduates can take on professional roles in multiple communication and cultural training processes, in publishing, in cultural promotion and dissemination through multimedia, in the organizational and planning activities of public and private entities, and in the public administration.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the degree programme in Philosophy, you must have a high-school diploma or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad. Moreover, you should have general knowledge of the key aspects and moments of philosophical thought in its historical development, as provided by philosophy classes in high school. 

Skills assessment

Admission into the programme is subject to a mandatory, non-selective self-assessment test.
This year the degree programme requires the TOLC-SU test by the Cisia Consortium. 

Additional learning requirements (OFA)

Students can enrol regardless of the assessment outcome. Should the candidate fall short of the threshold set out in the call for applications for the "Written comprehension and Italian language proficiency " section, they will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA). Any OFA will have to be fulfilled within the first year of the programme through remedial activities specifically planned by the University. For an overview of remedial activities and any failure to meet OFA, please visit the programme website. 
Further details will be made available in the call for applications on the webpage: https://www.unimi.it/it/studiare/frequentare-un-corso-di-laurea/iscriversi/iscriversi-una-prima-laurea .

The Bachelor's Degree Programme in Philosophy has had Erasmus-exchange partnerships with other European universities for over ten years. The programme keeps students up-to-date on these, encouraging them to take advantage of the opportunities these exchanges offer. In recent years, the Erasmus scholarship programme application has been posted to the University's website, and is presented to philosophy students through a special meeting organised by the degree programme's Erasmus manager, where students are given an introduction to the various campuses, and different options for specialising in philosophy. Given the vast number of campus options, all philosophical areas are covered through the various available campuses: history of philosophy, theoretical philosophy, moral philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of language, logic and philosophy of science. The various locations also offer the opportunity for students to take exams in subjects other than philosophy.
Candidates are selected by a commission made up of Bachelor's degree programme faculty, who assess the student's interests and their academic career. Admission interviews are in the language of the foreign country where the students intend to study, in order to assess their language proficiency.
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…

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
a - 36 CFU IN FOUR DISTINCT SUBJECTS, TO BE CHOSEN AMONG THE FOLLOWING
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/07
History of contemporary philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
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 political philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/06
History of science 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/05
b - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Applied ethics 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Epistemology 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/01
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/07
History of contemporary philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
History of moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
Theoretical philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/01
Elementary mathematics and theoretical computer science. 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
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 political philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/06
History of science 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/05
Logic 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/03
Philosophy of science 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
c - 27 CFU IN THREE DISTINCT SUBJECTS, TO BE CHOSEN AMONG THE FOLLOWING
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Applied ethics 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Epistemology 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/01
History of moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Theoretical philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/01
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/03
Poetics and rhetoric 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
d - 18 CFU IN TWO SUBJECTS AMONG THE FOLLOWING
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
History of contemporary philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
Semiotics 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
Theories of language and the mind 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
Elementary mathematics and theoretical computer science. 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
History of early modern philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/06
Logic 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
Philosophy of science 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
e - 9 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Applied ethics 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
Epistemology 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/01
History of ancient philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/07
History of contemporary philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
History of moral philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/03
History of philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/06
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
Semiotics 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
Theoretical philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/01
Theories of language and the mind 9 60 Italian First semester M-FIL/05
Aesthetics 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
Elementary mathematics and theoretical computer science. 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
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 political philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/06
Logic 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
Moral philosophy 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/03
Philosophy of science 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/02
Poetics and rhetoric 9 60 Italian Second semester M-FIL/04
f - 18 CFU IN TWO OR THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES (9+9 OR 6+6+6)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Comparative philology 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
Contemporary English literature 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/10
Contemporary French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Economic and social history of the middle ages 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
English for Academic purposes 9 60 English First semester L-LIN/12
French literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/03
German literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/13
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
Italian Literature 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/10
Latin literature 12 80 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/04
Literary communication in Twentieth-century Italy 9 60 Italian First semester L-FIL-LET/11
Medieval history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/02
Roman History 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/03
Theoretical linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester L-LIN/01
Contemporary German literature 9 60 German Second semester L-LIN/13
Contemporary Russian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/21
Contemporary Spanish literature 9 60 Spanish Second semester L-LIN/05
English language 6 40 Italian Second semester L-LIN/12
English literature 9 60 Italian Second semester L-LIN/10
Greek literature 12 80 Italian Second semester L-FIL-LET/02
Italian Medieval History 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
Political and Institutional History of Europe in the Middle Ages 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
g - 6 CFU IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Church history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/07
General Psychology 6 40 Italian First semester M-PSI/01
History and philosophy of psychology 6 40 Italian First semester M-PSI/01
Sociology and qualitative methods 6 40 Italian First semester SPS/07
Teaching and assessment design 9 60 Italian First semester M-PED/03
Basic information technology for the humanities 6 40 Italian Second semester INF/01
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
History of christianity 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/07
Religions of the classical world 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/06
h - 18 CFU IN TWO OR THREE SUBJECTS AMONG THE FOLLOWING
(including History of International Relations, if available at the University of Milan)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Portuguese 9 60 Italian year L-LIN/09
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Cultural history of the Mediterranean 9 60 Italian First semester L-OR/10
Economic and social history of the middle ages 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Geography of the Environment 9 60 Italian First semester M-GGR/01
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/02
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/01
History of modern art 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/02
History of the Italian risorgiment 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/04
Medieval history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/01
Modern history 9 60 Italian First semester M-STO/02
Musical dramaturgy 9 60 Italian First semester L-ART/07
Roman History 9 60 Italian First semester L-ANT/03
Teaching and assessment design 9 60 Italian First semester M-PED/03
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester M-DEA/01
History of contemporary art 9 60 Italian Second semester L-ART/03
History of journalism 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
History of radio and television 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/04
Italian Medieval History 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
Philosophy of Economics 9 60 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
Political and Institutional History of Europe in the Middle Ages 9 60 Italian Second semester M-STO/01
Political economics 6 40 Italian Second semester SECS-P/01
i - Moreover, the student can allocate additional 18 credits to elective courses or teaching modules within their study programme or within other study programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities or the University (provided they are not included in the Master's degree). In order to complete their programme and be admitted to the final exam, student are required to take pass/fail tests for other educational activities, including further language skills, Italian writing skills, seminars organized by their study programme, workshops: 3 CFU each, totalling 6 CFU.
These for-credit activities (totalling 6 CFU) may also include other forms of training, such as internships, work experiences, and specific professional training, if deemed consistent with the study programme.
h.1 - 3 CFU to be obtained in
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian Undefined INF/01
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Final exam 9 0 Italian Undefined
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Seminar and workshop tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
  • Tutor students
    tutorato.filosofia@unimi.it
  • Vice-Head of study programme
    Prof. Andrea Garavaglia
  • Contact person for disabilities and Special Educational Needs
    Prof.ssa Miriam Bait
  • Teaching office
    Via Festa del Perdono, 3 - 20122 Milano (MI)
    filosofia@unimi.it
  • Department of Philosophy "Piero Martinetti"
    Via Festa del Perdono, 3 - 20122 Milano (MI)
  • "For 24" Contact person
    Prof. Stefano Bacin

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

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

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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