Master's Degree in Philosophy (MFIL): 2016-17


Branch of Knowledge Arts and Humanities
Organising Body(ies)
Programme management board
Number of Credits 60
Places available for new applicants 20
Type

On-site

BOE publication date

Verification date (official approval by the spanish Quality an Accreditation Agency): 11/Dec/2013
Date of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers : 04/Apr/2014
BOE : Núm. 104 - 29/Apr/2014 - res. 4536
RUCT code : 4314199

Administration Service
Contact person(s)
Teaching Building
Supervising centre Centre for Postgraduate Studies
Public price per credit
  • 1st registration : 26,54€
  • 2nd registration : 43,13€
  • 3rd registration : 43,13€
  • 4th registration : 43,13€
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About to pursue a masters at the UIB:

Prices regulated by " BOIB, Official Gazette, Núm 93 - July 23, 2016 - Decreto 44/2016 "

Title Description

Candidate profile and admission requirements

Applicants should meet one of the following three sets of criteria:

  • Applicants with a degree from a Spanish institution
    Following the present regulations of the UIB, nationally-agreed requirements and directives established by the European Union, applicants should hold a bachelors degree or equivalent qualification. The following degrees are acceptable: diplomat, architect, technical engineer, advanced engineer and honours degrees.
  • Applicants with a degree from a foreign institution
    Following the present regulations of the UIB, students who hold a foreign higher-education qualification may apply when their foreign qualification is recognised, following due procedure, as equivalent of the Spanish qualification that gives access to the course. Nevertheless, the UIB reserves the right to admit foreign students although their qualifications have not been officially recognised, after verifying that they have been educated to a level equivalent to the Spanish degree system and that they hold the necessary qualifications to study postgraduate courses in their respective country. This process shall be carried out following due process established by the Postgraduate Study Centre.
  • Applicants who have begun PhD studies
    These applicants, following UIB regulations, Royal Decree 778/1998, Royal Decree 56/2005 of 21st January and other current legislation, may study official postgraduate courses and gain the official qualification of Master if they are offered a place and may apply for the recognition of prior learning in the areas of taught courses and research training, following the recognition process set out by the Postgraduate Study Centre. Their application for recognition of prior learning must be addressed to Postgraduate Study Centre.

Should the number of applicants be greater than the number of places offered, the Academic Committee will judge applications according to the following criteria:

  1. Academic CV (up to three points)
  2. Grants awarded (up to two points)
  3. Publications (up to two points)
  4. Attendance at conferences, courses and seminars (up to two points)
  5. Other merits (up to one point)

Academic and Professional Objectives

The Master's degree program has been designed according to the recommendations and criteria of the European Higher Education Area. Its educational aims have been adapted to the so-called 'Dublin Descriptors', and meet the criteria of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ENQA) and the Joint Quality Initiative.

Academic aims

The Master's degree in Philosophy is a research master's degree program. Its principal aim is to allow students to acquire the basic tools for being able to do research in philosophy. Upon completion of the Master's Degree, students will be able to apply to PhD programs, in Spanish as well as foreign universities. At the same time, the Master's program will confer upon students fundamental knowledge in the various fields of philosophy, at an academic level beyond the one of a Bachelor's degree. Thus, the Master of Philosophy is aimed not only at students who plan to enter a PhD program, but also at those who wish to improve their training in philosophy.

Students will acquire a number of skills that are fundamental to academic research work, particularly writing of academic reports and research papers, publication in academic journals, use of bibliographic materials, capability of working by themselves and in a team, as well as public presentation and defense of their work.

Access to other professional courses and pathways

The Master's degree in Philosophy gives access to the PhD program in Philosophy at the University of the Balearic Islands. Likewise, it prepares students for entering PhD programs at other institutions.

Course Structure

The course structure is available in this website, section " Subjects ".

The program comprises four specialties:

Due to the number of students, the program currently allows for the students to select among all the available courses. Students have to select a total of 42 credits worth of courses, from the entire courses on offer. In addition, the Methodology course (6 credits - Basic methodological training ) is compulsory for all students. To complete this total course load of 48 credits, students have to prepare and defend a Master’s thesis (12 credits). The thesis’ topic (and chosen tutor) will have to conform to one of the four specialties (one of which the students are required to choose at the beginning of the program).

The Master of Philosophy has a tutorial program that allows all students to get in touch with the program's coordinators to clarify any doubts about the program and its development. The UIB's intranet tool, Campus Extens, allows for a continuous flow of communication between students and faculty, as well as for the completion of the necessary administrative tasks in relation to the Master's Thesis.

Estructura

Final Examination

Examinations are specific to each course, and do not necessarily comprise a final exam.

At the end of the Master's Degree program, students are required to defend a Master's Thesis. They will have to choose a topic and a supervisor, and present the project within set deadlines. The Thesis will have to be defended before a panel of three members assigned by the Master's Academic Committee.

Assessment Criteria and Examinations

The Methodology Course is the only subject matter that is mandatory for all students of the Master of Philosophy. In addition, all students must successfully defend their Master's Thesis.

ECTS Coordinating Lecturer

Dr. José Luis Luján López

Department   Filosofía y Trabajo Social , UIB.
Telephone  (34) 971 17 3025
E-mail

  Contact form

  Personal file

Dr. Jens Oliver Todt

Department   Filosofía y Trabajo Social , UIB.
Telephone  (34) 971 17 3025
E-mail

  Contact form

  Personal file

Administrative Procedures and Other Useful Information

Programme Suggestions Form

If you want to help us improve, or in case you have comments or suggestions to make, please let us know via our Contact Form - Center for Postgraduate Studies.

Quality Assurance System

  • Composició nominal de la Comissió de Garantia de Qualitat (CGQ)
    Responsable de qualitat  Jens Oliver Todt
    PDI  Antonio Bordoy Fernández
    PDI  Bernat Riutort Serra
    PDI  José Luis Luján López
    PDI  Mateu Cabot Ramis
    PDI  Joan Lluís Llinàs Begon
    PAS  M. Consolación Hernández Guerra
    Alumne  Miquel Company Obrador
  • Normativa per la qual es creen les comissions de garantia de qualitat (CGQ)
  • Les funcions de les CGQ dels títols oficials de la UIB són les següents:

    1. Vetllar per la qualitat del títol i del professorat.
    2. Verificar la implantació del SGIQ.
    3. Desplegar la política de qualitat de la institució en l'àmbit del títol, verificar-ne el compliment i retre'n comptes a la junta de centre o al Centre d'Estudis de Postgrau .
    4. Realitzar el seguiment de l'eficàcia dels processos, analitzar els resultats i les informacions que rebin relatius a la satisfacció dels grups d'interès, la inserció laboral dels graduats, la valoració del progrés i els resultats d'aprenentatge, el desenvolupament de les pràctiques externes i dels programes de mobilitat i altres informacions, i fer propostes d'actuació amb la finalitat de millorar contínuament el títol.
    5. Revisar, analitzar i proposar accions de millora en relació amb la qualitat de l'ensenyament i del professorat.
    6. Elaborar la memòria anual de seguiment, avaluació i millora del títol i elevar-la a la junta de centre o al Centre d'Estudis de Postgrau .
    7. Qualsevol altra que els assigni la junta de centre o el Centre d'Estudis de Postgrau .
  • Compromís del títol amb la qualitat
  • Manual de qualitat de la UIB
  • Procés de gestió i revisió d'incidències, reclamacions i suggeriments (PDF)
  • La legislació exigeix que els títols oficials d'Espanya siguin avaluats positivament per l'Agència Nacional d'Avaluació de la Qualitat i Acreditació (ANECA). Aquest procés es diu verificació i la seva finalitat és assegurar que el programa formatiu que seguiràs és adequat per obtenir les competències i adquirir els resultats d'aprenentatge prevists.

    L'Espai Europeu d'Educació Superior exigeix l'existència d'un sistema que asseguri la qualitat del títol. El Sistema de Garantia de Qualitat d'aquest Programa de Màster es troba recollit i està basat en el Sistema de Garantia Intern de Qualitat de la UIB (SGIQ)

    A l'enllaç http://sequa.uib.cat/Titols-oficials/Verificacio/Titols-master-oficials/ trobareu els plans d'estudis dels títols oficials de màster verificats pel Consell d'Universitats, així com tota la documentació rellevant relacionada amb la seva verificació. A més, hi trobareu els plans d'estudis que estan en procés de verificació.

Memòria de verificació
Indicadors del màster (MFIL)

Accountability and transparency

Procedure Document Date/Year
Monitoring External follow-up report (2014-15) 16/09/2016
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2014-15) 2014-15

Comments and Suggestions

The UIB welcomes your comments and suggestions about how to improve our courses and the information provided.
If you would like to help us improve or have any comment, please send it through the UIB master's course contact questionnaire