Degree in Philosophy

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Entry Profile

Given its diversity and inter-disciplinary nature, the programme in Philosophy welcomes students with a wide variety of skills, knowledge and interests. Nonetheless, some specific characteristics are ideal academic and individual predispositions, either at the start or likely to be developed during the degree programme:

  1. An ability and interest in analysis, reasoning and critical reflection
  2. The skill for synthesis and logical analysis
  3. Developing independent learning (a love for reflexive reading)
  4. An interest and ability for relationships, dialogue, mediation, teamwork and communication
  5. An ability for criticism and reasoning, with a favourable attitude when considering and prudently assessing opposing arguments
  6. Practising values associated with how a democratic society works: responsibility, tolerance, equality, solidarity, a respect for plurality and the logical defence of human rights.

Of course, it is always appropriate to possess core knowledge of some philosophical theories and techniques, as well as current issues that connect directly to philosophical debate.

Entry information

Number of places. Academic year 2020-21: 60

Course entry methods

Course entry methods Preferences
Students who have passed a university entrance examination (1)
Higher vocational graduates (2)
(3) Weighted subjects in the voluntary stage. Academic year 2020-21:
  • French II (0,2)
  • German II (0,2)
  • Greek II (0,2)
  • History of art (0,2)
  • History of philosopy (0,2)
  • Latin II (0,2)
Those who have passed the over-25s entrance examination Arts and Humanities  
University graduates  
Over-40s who have accredited professional or work experience  
Those who have passed the over-45s entrance examination  
University programmes started at another UIB campus  
Specific students who have a high-school diploma without the PAU  
Official Spanish university studies already begun  
Overseas university studies already begun or finished without being officially accredited  
Admission mark calculation
For programmes with limited places, the entrance mark for courses will be calculated in accordance with the following criteria:
(1) For entry with high-school diploma or equivalent (PAU: university entrance exam) , the entrance mark is calculated (out of 14 points) with the entrance mark and the two best weighted marks from passed subjects, in accordance with the weighting parameters.
(2) For entry with a higher vocational qualification , the entrance mark is calculated (out of 14 points) with the average from the training course and the two best weighted marks from subjects passed in the PAU entrance block, in accordance with the weighting parameters.
(3) For further information, please see the full details of the weighting parameters for university admission

Cut-off markNotas de corte



Credit Recognition and Transfer Committee for GFIL

Member 3
González Coll, Laura
Member 4
Garcia Gimenez, Daniel

Accreditation grid for first and second cycle curricula and new curricula (degree)

Table of equivalences by curriculum Degree in Philosophy

Philosophy (1998 syllabus)
Philosophy (1998 syllabus) Degree in Philosophy
1066: Aesthetics I
20903: History of Aesthetic Ideas
1067: Aesthetics II
20908: Aesthetics
1081: Anthropology I
20906: Anthropology
1128: Anthropology II
20918: Anthropology of Contemporary Societies
1130: History of Philosophy I
20902: Greek Philosophy
1142: Current Developments in the Theory of Science
20932: Philosophy and Scientific Knowledge in the Contemporary World
1185: Philosophy of the Mind
20917: Human Values and Cognition
1201: Ethics I
20911: Ethics
1202: Ethics II
20919: Current Ethics Trends
1203: History of Philosophy II
20905: Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy
1204: Logic I
20901: Methodology and Logical Reasoning
1205: Theory of Knowledge I
20912: Theory of Knowledge I
1206: History of Philosophy III
20909: Modern Philosophy I
1207: History of Philosophy IV
20913: Modern Philosophy II
1208: Logic II
20907: Logic I
1209: Theory of Knowledge II
20922: Theory of Knowledge II
1211: Current Philosophical Trends I
20925: Current Philosophical Trends
1212: Philosophy of Science I
20916: Philosophy of Science I
1213: Philosophy of Science II
20926: Philosophy of Science II
1214: Political Science I
20923: Political Philosophy
1215: Current Philosophical Trends II
20921: Contemporary Philosophy
1216: Political Philosophy II
20928: Current Theories on Democracy
1217: Metaphysics I
20914: Metaphysics I
1218: Metaphysics II
20924: Metaphysics II
1219: Modern Philosophy
20935: Modern Philosophy Issues
1220: Logic III
20915: Logic II
1934: Gender and Society
20933: Gender and Society
1966: Iconography and Iconology I (Antique and Medieval Art)
20250: Visual Culture: Themes and Symbols in the History of Art
2371: Anthropology of Developed Societies
20937: Urban Anthropology and Citizen Studies
2372: Contemporary Ethical Trends
20944: Applied Ethics
2375: History of Greek Philosophy
20930: Greek Philosophy Texts
2379: Philosophy of Biology
20934: Philosophy of Biology
2382: Gnoseology II
20942: Concept of Truth in Contemporary Philosophy
2383: Contemporary Philosophy I
20900: Philosophy in the Current World
2384: Contemporary Philosophy II
20943: Contemporary Philosophy Issues
2386: Aesthetics IV
20936: Aesthetic Issues
2389: Theory of the State
20939: Theory of State
2395: Science, Technology and Society I
20938: Science, Technology and Society
2396: Science, Technology and Society II
20940: Philosophy of Technology
4884: English Literature I
21800: Comprehension and Interpretation of Academic Texts in the English Language
797: Political Science and the Civil Service
20931: Citizenship and Human Rights
798: History of Political Ideas
20904: Political Ideas
800: General Sociology
20910: Contemporary Social Theory
886: Catalan Language I
20800: Oral and Written Expression Techniques
968: Philosophy of Language I
20920: Philosophy of Language I
995: Philosophy of Language II
20927: Philosophy of Language II

Accreditation of English Skills

In order to be awarded the degree, students must show that they have reached a level of English by the end of their course that equates to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), in accordance with how this requirement is stipulated in the curriculum. The different ways to attain this are:

  1. passing the specific English language course on the curriculum.
  2. handing in a certificate or accreditation, recognised by the UIB, which shows the student has obtained a minimum level of English equivalent to B2 in the CEFR.
  3. passing a set number of subjects taught in English on the degree course.
  4. passing a set number of subjects taught in English on a mobility programme.

More information.

Academic Accreditation Committee