Learning objectives

The Second-cycle Degree Course in Philosophy , structured in a single curriculum, is intended to complete and deepen the training acquired by the student during the first-cycle degree course in Philosophy. It also prepares for third-level training (PhD).

Objectives of the degree course

In line with the educational objectives qualifying the class, the degree course is set up in such a way as to provide students with a thorough knowledge of philosophical thought in its historical evolution; an advanced hermeneutic competence in the reading and critical evaluation of philosophical texts; a secure capacity for historical-critical analysis of the fundamental concepts of ethical, juridical-political and aesthetic reflection, with particular reference to the individual and collective aspects of human praxis; a developed analytical and logical-argumentative competence in relation to the various forms of human knowledge and language; an appreciable ability to recognise, discuss and use autonomously models of (theoretical, linguistic, moral, aesthetic, religious) rationality within the various spheres of human life; the theoretical and methodological competence in recognising and critically evaluating the relationships between philosophy, the human and social sciences, the natural, physical and mathematical sciences.

Strenghts of the interuniversity course

The professors of the three campuses have joined forces in order to: strenghten, broaden and differentiate the educational offerings while guaranteeing their coherence; offer students the opportunity to come into contact with a greater number of interests and research experiences; rationalise teaching activities while avoiding overlaps and gaps; improve the management of resources over a wider area, thus also the relationship with a more diversified world of culture and work; foster collaboration between professors, instructors and researchers, with obvious advantages, also for students, on a national and international level.
The degree course is characterised in particular by offering an educational curriculum that is both flexible and specialised. In the two years available, students can consolidate the knowledge gained in the first-cycle degree course and deepen their philosophical skills according to their own interests. Philosophical course units are distributed over the two-year study period in such a way as to leave ample freedom to design a coherent training pathway, aimed at deepening knowledge of specific fields of knowledge and defining the professional profile that is intended to be enhanced.

Personal goals and interests

The student may choose the ECTS credits associated with the purely philosophical academic disciplines in either the first or second year, thus building a specialised study path that is tailored to his or her interests. The course units of the philosophical disciplines are complemented by those of the classical, historical, anthropological and socio-political disciplines. The student also has the option of choosing a maximum of eighteen ECTS credits in order to accrue the prerequisites for admission to the teaching competition classes. The presence of training credits reserved for internships enables the student to make concrete contacts with sectors of the world of work consistent with his or her training.
In accordance with the objectives of the LM-78 class, the Philosophy degree course aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge of at least one European Union language other than Italian.