Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy (Option Philosophical Biennium for Theology / Ecclesiastical Bachelor in Philosophy).

Submission of applications
January 9 to June 30, 2017.

Duration: 4 years.
Full-time study.

Study in Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 3-5

Open Days
March 11, 2017 at 10:00h

Information session
January 27, 2017 at 17:00h

Credits 240 ECTS
Places available 40, Spanish

In recent years Philosophy degrees have attracted growing interest as a solid training that shapes thought and provides skills to critically analyze reality and the integral development of people.

Philosophy degrees at Comillas offer:

  • Theoretical and practical training in philosophy in dialog with the human sciences.
  • A solid knowledge of the major themes of philosophy and the history of thought.
  • Training in the instruments required to perform rational analysis of problems.
  • A training that includes knowledge of the plurality of religion and introduces the spiritual dimension or the openness to transcendence.
  • Open and in-depth dialog about various problems and perspectives.
  • Personalized support.
  • Initial training for research in philosophy.

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4 years

Places for new admissions:


Submission of applications:

January 9 to June 30, 2017.

A second admissions period will be opened if there are places available.

Information about the documentation to submit

Open days:

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:00 in Cantoblanco.

Financial information:

Course fees: €1,065.60 plus nine monthly installments of €194.28 each.

Information about study grants



Information points:

Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32
Fax: +34 91 559 65 69
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Office hours

Applicant profile:

In order to be suitable for the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, applicants are advised to ensure that their profile covers the following characteristics:

  • Sufficient command of the Spanish language to successfully perform basic learning activities on the degree program, such as following the theory presentations given by the lecturer and understanding philosophical texts.

  • Intellectual curiosity and an inclination toward methodical reflection and critical analysis of the type of questions regarding human existence that are raised by philosophy.

  • Willingness to participate in debates, respect other people's point of view, and develop independent opinions.

Admission requirements:

Current secondary and pre-university education preparation courses or equivalent studies + University Admission Exam [Selectividad].

Students from foreign education systems.

University Admission Exam [Selectividad] for Foreigners, except for students who have studied under education systems in EU countries or countries which have agreements with Spain in this regard and who fulfill the academic requirements in their home education systems for access to university.

Students from other universities. Students from other universities who wish to apply for the Philosophy programs must contact the Information and Student Reception Office at this email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. explaining their academic situation and the reasons for which they wish to join this University. They will be informed of the application period and of the required documentation.

Admission process and criteria:

To gain admission as a first-year student in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the university and study the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, as well as providing documentary evidence of fulfilling the requirements set out in the legislation in force for accessing accredited university studies, candidates must request admission in the form and period established by the admissions committee of the relevant faculty for each degree. These tests comprise carrying out a personal interview with a full-time lecturer from the philosophy degree, in which the applicant's motivations for choosing the course will be analyzed, and his or her academic record will be reviewed and discussed. As well as the academic aspects, the process will also take into account any personal aspects that give an indication of how the candidate will adapt to the program for which he or she has applied. The information gathered by each interviewer will be recorded in a formalized admissions interview register that is submitted to the person responsible from the Directorate of Studies. Each application is presented and assessed conjointly by the School’s Admissions Committee, which has the following members: Dean, Deputy-Dean of Academic Affairs, Directors of Studies, and the interviewing lecturers. The Committee will notify the Dean of its assessment, who will then proceed to accept the student.

Admission to successive years depends on there being vacant places in the year for which admission is requested, and compliance with the general legal requirements in place, as well as the Faculty's own ones. The application must be made in the period specified by the Faculty for admitting students, by a request addressed to the Dean of the Faculty setting out the reasons for changing university and enclosing official academic certification of the years completed.

  • Interview: 40%

  • Academic record: 40%

  • Languages: 10%

  • Others: 10%

Services for students with special needs:

'Support Program for Students with Disabilities'

KFL alumThe main academic routes to which the program gives access are the official masters' in philosophical research (geared towards the doctorate in Philosophy) and in teaching in compulsory secondary education and pre-university education (graduates can opt for teaching Philosophy or teaching History). Furthermore, the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy opens the doors, in principle, to any other master's course in Spanish universities, although the candidate must in all cases fulfill the complementary requirements demanded by these courses, given his or her special training as a graduate.

The professional competence as a Philosophy graduate must take into account the progressive changes to the profile of this qualification.

As well as teaching and research, within the discipline and across disciplines, career prospects include cultural management, publishing, social communication media, and ethics committees.

Other activities which holding the Bachelor's degree allow graduates to enter include: accessing the upper levels of civil servants in the public administration, by completing competitive exams, for technical or specialist functions.

Structure of the bachelor's degree
  • Comillas University offers different qualifications in the field of philosophy:

    It is possible to obtain double degrees by simultaneously studying the civil and ecclesiastical qualifications of similar levels.

Timetables and exam schedule
  • 240 ECTS



  • CG1 - Ability to acquire basic knowledge of the respective modules and subjects.
  • CG2 - Ability to apply the basic knowledge acquired to the solving of theoretical and practical problems, creatively presenting the results of your research, and making possible novel approaches in interdisciplinary dialog.
  • CG3 - Ability to transmit the questions, methods of seeking answers and solutions from the respective modules and subjects to specialist and non-specialist listeners.
  • CG4 - Ability to dialog critically with the various languages and propositions that confront the theoretical/practical problems of human life, constantly seeking to mediate between opposing view-points.
  • CG5 - Ability to reflect in depth.
  • CG6 - Ability to analyze and synthesize.
  • CG7 - Critical reasoning ability.
  • CG8 - Ability to express yourself correctly in your own language, both orally and in writing.
  • CG9 - Ability to defend or reject an argument in accordance with the rigor of logical laws.
  • CG10 - Ability to manage information from several sources.
  • CG11 - Ability to organize and plan topics and projects.
  • CG12 - Ability to work independently and prepare personal work plans, organizing time, and strategies.
  • CG13 - Ability to deliberate and take decisions to resolve theoretical/practical problems that make appropriate adaptations to novel situations possible.
  • CG19 - Engage successfully in team work, particularly within multidisciplinary teams.
  • CG15 - Capacity to reflect, deliberate, and take justified personal decisions on social topics that affect contemporary people, applying analysis to the clarification of moral, political, and social questions.
  • CG16 - Ability to recognize the contribution to the sense of human life of the different religious traditions present in our current culture.



  • CE1 - Ability to use libraries and various documentary sources effectively.
  • CE2 - Ability to relate ideas.
  • CE3 - Ability to propose philosophical questions.
  • CE4 - Sensitivity in the interpretation of texts from different eras or traditions.
  • CE5 - Sensitivity to diverse opinions, languages, proposals, practices, or ways of life.
  • CE6 - Ability to examine problems with precision in language and thought.
  • CE7 - Ability to perform philosophical analysis and construct correct arguments.
  • CE8 - Ability to synthesize philosophical ideas and texts.
  • CE9 - Clarity and rigor in the evaluation of the arguments presented in a text.
  • CE10 - Ability to make and present an evaluation of relevant philosophical considerations.
  • CE11 - Ability to know how to work with different traditions and methods of thought.
  • CE12 - Ability to recognize methodological errors and rhetorical devices.
  • CE13 - Ability to identify the matters of substance in any debate.
  • CE14 - Ability to confront ideas critically.
  • CE15 - Ability to examine critically presuppositions and methods.
  • CE16 - Ability to use and specialist philosophical terminology.
  • CE17 - Ability to order and organize a complex body pf philosophical information.
  • CE18 - Capacity to formulate and evaluate opposing arguments.
  • CE19 - Capacity to listen to complex presentations or talks.
  • CE20 - Ability to apply philosophical tools and techniques.

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Local train: Station Universidad P. Comillas
Buses: Lines 827, 827A, 828, 714

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