Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The single-cycle master program in Philosophy aims at provide an in-depth knowledge of Philosophy and its specific methodologies concerning historical, theoretical, analytical, ethical-political and esthetical issues. Jointly offered by three universities the program provides students with a wider range of courses, teaching and research approaches. Videoconferencing lectures will allow students’ attendance to the integrated courses offered by the three universities.

Course content

The master program let the students possess a deeper insight into the methods and constructs of the core philosophical studies. It also aims at providing them with the fundamental skills to analyze original texts; the core conceptual notions of the philosophical reasoning and how this reasoning has developed throughout the centuries; the main philosophical and linguistics concepts needed to analyze the classics of analytic philosophy. Essays and presentations during seminars will evaluate students preparation. Through the study of core philosophical courses students will acquire logical- argumentative and analytic skills; they will critically analyze the core concepts of the ethical, juridical-political and esthetic reasoning, particularly in relation to individual and collective customs; they will acquire hermeneutic and critical skills useful for the interpretation of texts and to understand historiographical methodology; they will learn the theories and models of rationality (theoretical, practical, linguistic and communicative); they will acquire theoretical and methodological competences on the relations among philosophy, humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, physics and mathematics. Teaching activities of single-cycle master programs are primarily seminars which involve an interactive participation of students. The final examination consist of a dissertation, in Italian or English, and its defense in front of board of examiners. For further information on the degree program please visit:

Career options

Graduates in Philosophy can progress to a wide range of careers that require analytical, autonomous judgment and communication skills. High level career prospects include consultancy for cultural institutions and in the following sectors: promotion of the relations among cultures, social and interpersonal on a national and international level, and where the rights of citizenship are involved; planning and management of professional training programs for public or private companies; human resources management; consulting offices; publishing companies; public administration for culture. Graduates can also continue their studies by enrolling to Masters of Advanced Studies (master di II livello), and to Doctoral Research Programs in Philosophy or related fields. Upon completion of qualifying examinations as provided by the national legislation, they can also become teachers.

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Course Director
prof. Carla Bagnoli

The course is managed by the Department of Studies on Language and Culture