The Masters in Philosophy aims to provide in-depth training in the various areas of philosophical knowledge and to contribute to the development of research in the field of Philosophy.

According to the respective legal diploma, the objectives are to lead students to acquire skills:

  • of analysis and argumentation;
  • to recognise, equate and clarify the problems that human beings encounter in their efforts to understand themselves and the world;
  • to understand and question ideas concerning the nature of reality, knowledge and values;
  • to identify and analyse problems transversal to several disciplinary areas;
  • to apply knowledge in the assessment of new problems and to develop solutions or make judgements in situations where there is limited information;
  • to produce research in full awareness of the demanding principles implied in the idea of science, with a sense of responsibility and a notion of the implications.

The Masters also ensures that students are adequately prepared to continue their studies in the 3rd cycle, namely in Philosophy.

Areas Of expertise

  • General Philosophy;
  • Political Philosophy

Curricular structure

Duration: 3 semesters Total Credits: 93 ECTS (60 in curricular units + 33 in the non-taught component)

Modalities of non-taught component: Dissertation, Project Work or Practical Work Experience with Report.

Number of credits on a free-choice basis: 10 credits (the student may complete 10 credits in a free-choice regime in post-graduate level curricular units at NOVA FCSH, at NOVA, or at other national or foreign higher education institutions, by means of a protocol).

The Master’s degree corresponds to Level 7 of the NQF and EQF - National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.