General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Arts / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Philosophy and ethics (0223)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will be able to use fundamental ideas to relate philosophical reflection to world conflicts. They will know how to associate the historical context of authors with their philosophical production as well as how to critically evaluate the position of these authors in regard to a specific problem. Graduates will be able to identify links between research methods in philosophy and to establish complex connections on the basis of discussion as well as to distinguish between effective and ineffective modes of philosophical argumentation. They will be capable of identifying their information needs and of finding major information sources. They will be able to reflect on the research objective from the perspective of their own philosophical interests and deepen their knowledge of contemporary philosophy. Finally, graduates will be capable of proposing, designing, and structuring a research project.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Filosofía Contemporánea

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Anthropology and Politics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Art and Society 1st Year 2nd Semester
Criticism and Culture 1st Year 2nd Semester
Issues in Logic and Metaphysics 1st Year 1st Semester
Language and Mind 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Monographic Course on Ethics 1st Year 1st Semester
On Science and Knowledge 1st Year 2nd Semester
Philosophy of Contemporary Art 1st Year 1st Semester
Presence of Ancient Philosophy in Contemporary Thought 1st Year 2nd Semester
Present-Day Ontologies 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Methodology in Philosophy 1st Year 1st Semester
Seminar on Political Philosophy 1st Year 1st Semester
Theories of Truth 1st Year 2nd Semester
Theories on Religion 1st Year 2nd Semester
Tragedy and Utopia: Keys for Interpretation and Influences in Contemporary Thought 1st Year 1st Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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