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 distinctive methods concerning historical, theoretical, analytical, ethical-political and esthetical issues. Jointly offered by three universities the program provides students with a wide range of classes, philosophical traditions, and research approaches. Some classes are accessible in streaming and in recorded Videoconference.

Course content

The Master Program offers a wide variety of philosophical methods and topics. It aims at providing the student with the fundamental skills to analyze original texts; the core conceptual tools of the philosophical reasoning and how this reasoning has developed by different traditions; the main philosophical concepts needed to analyze the classics of analytic philosophy. Students' preparation is tested by written essays, in class presentations, and active participation in seminars. Through the study of core philosophical courses students are expected to acquire logical- argumentative and analytic skills; they will critically analyze the core concepts of the ethical, juridical-political and esthetic reasoning; they will acquire hermeneutic and critical skills useful for the interpretation of texts and to understand historiographical methods; they will learn the theories and models of rationality (theoretical, practical, linguistic and communicative); they will acquire theoretical and methodological competences about the relations among philosophy, humanities, 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 oral defense in front of board of examiners. For further information on the degree program please visit:

Career options

Graduates in Philosophy have access 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, within the framework of current national legislation, they can also become teachers.

After the degree

The programme allows to access doctoral programmes in Philosophy in Italy and abroad. The doctoral school in Human Sciences at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, hosts an area dedicated to philosophical studies.

More information

Course Director
prof. Carla Bagnoli

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