Master's Degree in Philosophy (MFIL): 2016-17
|Branch of Knowledge||Arts and Humanities|
|Programme management board|
|Number of Credits||60|
|Places available for new applicants||20|
|BOE publication date||
(official approval by the spanish Quality an Accreditation Agency): 11/Dec/2013
|Supervising centre||Centre for Postgraduate Studies|
|Public price per credit||
About to pursue a masters at the UIB:
- Information about pre-registration and enrolment
- Application Forms
- Information for students with foreign degrees
Prices regulated by " BOIB, Official Gazette, Núm 93 - July 23, 2016 - Decreto 44/2016 "
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:
- Academic CV (up to three points)
- Grants awarded (up to two points)
- Publications (up to two points)
- Attendance at conferences, courses and seminars (up to two points)
- Other merits (up to one point)
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.
The Master of 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.
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.This course gives access to the PhD programme in Philosophy at the University of the Balearic Islands, thus offering continuity to all those who wish to continue their education. Likewise, the course prepares students to enter PhD studies at other institutions, provided these courses are in the same area of knowledge as this postgraduate course.
The course structure is available in this website, section " Subjects ".
The Master of Philosophy offers four itineraries:
- Contemporary Philosophical Tendencies;
- Theoretical Philosophy
- Science and Philosophy in the Contemporary World;
- Politics and Society in the Contemporary World.
Students will have to chose one of these itineraries. The itineraries are for organizational purposes only, and offer a suggested course program. Students can however choose freely among all the different courses offered, being the only mandatory course for all students the Methodology course ("Philosophy Study Methods"). The course load has to add up to a total of 48 ECTS credits (including the Methodology course). To complete the program, students must write and defend a Master's Thesis, worth a total of 12 ECTS credits. For this task, students will have to choose a supervisor among the Master's faculty, within their chosen itinerary.
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.
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.
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.
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 Antoni Gornals
- 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:
- Vetllar per la qualitat del títol i del professorat.
- Verificar la implantació del SGIQ.
- 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 .
- 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.
- Revisar, analitzar i proposar accions de millora en relació amb la qualitat de l'ensenyament i del professorat.
- 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 .
- 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)
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
- Memòria del títol oficial (29/09/2014)
Indicadors del màster (MFIL)
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