Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economy. (Online) Inter-University Deusto and Comillas


Submission of applications:
Start: January 9, 2017
End: June 30, 2017.

Duration:
4 years (Online/Part-time study)


Credits: 240 ECTS
Places available: 40, Spanish

The Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economy ensures basic training in three disciplines and looks at important additional content from the fields of law, sociology and international relations. This combined learning helps to clarify the decision-making mechanisms, foster the essential exercise of responsibility involved in such processes, build a clear understanding that people and the protection of their dignity are, and must be, the true purpose of the entire socio-political and economic framework and, ultimately, to draw up proposals from a perspective that could not be achieved through one single discipline or even a few.

The online program is aimed at students who are already studying another degree who are interested in enriching their training in all or some areas; at students from other countries who want to study, through distance learning, a Bachelor's Degree with the two Universities (University of Deusto and Comillas Pontifical University); and at people interested in studying a Bachelor's Degree that can be adapted to their availability in order to complete it over a period of time.

 


Duration:

4 years

Places available:

40

Submission of applications:

January 9 to June 30, 2017.

Information on documentation to be submitted

Open Days:

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

Financial information:

Course fees €1,026.00 plus nine monthly installments of €537.00 each.

Information about Study Grants

Timetables:

Online Formation

Information points:

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

Applicant profile:

To be able to adequately study the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, applicants are advised to ensure that their profiles cover the following characteristics:

  • A sufficient command of the Spanish language so as to successfully undertake basic learning activities on the philosophy program, such as following theoretical explanations given by lecturers and understanding philosophical texts.

  • An intellectual curiosity and inclination towards the methodical reflection and critical analysis of issues regarding human existence which arise in philosophy.

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

Admission requirements:

As established in the corresponding academic regulation (Art. 1), to gain admission as a first year student to the University Faculties that teach the Bachelor's Degree combining Philosophy, Politics and Economy, fulfillment of all the requirements needed to study official Bachelor's Degrees in Spanish universities must be confirmed as set out in the current legislation.

In addition, to be accepted onto the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economy, the corresponding application must be submitted in the manner and within the time specified, and a pass mark must be obtained for the admission exams established by the Admissions Committee of the relevant Bachelor's Degree. Decisions regarding admissions fall under the tenured authority of the Deans of the Faculties responsible for the Bachelor's Degree.

Admissions process and criteria:

The criteria to be considered as part of the admission process for this Bachelor's Degree, at both Universities where the course is taught are the following:

1) Academic record

2) Written statement from candidate detailing the reasons and motivations for studying the degree

3) Aptitude test: verbal, abstract and numerical reasoning

The admission criteria described, and the indicators to be evaluated, along with their weighting and the source to be used in each case are indicated in the following table:

Evaluation criteriaIndicatorSourceWeighting
1. Academic record Average mark Academic certification 60%
2. Writing Motivation and interest in the degree Written statement 25%
3. Specific test: Test Result obtained Aptitude test 15%

Candidates will also complete an English test for the purpose of establishing their level of knowledge and command of the English language which, nevertheless, does not appear in the weighting of admission criteria. Consequently, as it is not included as an admission requirement, no specific level of the certification of the language is required.

There is a specific procedure, through the Degree's website and electronic resources, which allows the candidates who so wish to access and complete the required tests online without having to attend the University in person.

Services for students with special needs:

 'Support Program for Students with Disabilities'

COURSE STRUCTURE

 

KFL alumThe main academic routes stemming from the Bachelor's Degree are the Official Master's Degree program in Philosophical Research (geared towards the PhD in Philosophy) and the Official Master's Degree in Teaching Secondary and Pre-University Education (graduates can choose to teach philosophy and history). In addition, the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy opens the doors to graduates, in principle, to any other Master's Degree at Spanish universities, provided that applicants meet the additional study requirements that are entailed given their level of specialized training as a graduate.

The professional skill set of graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy must adapt to the gradual change in the profile of this Degree.

Graduate profile

As well as teaching and research, both discipline-based and inter-disciplinary, other career prospects include cultural management, publishing, mass media or on Ethics Committees.

Holders of the Bachelor's Degree are also able to work in other professions, including: in the upper civil servant tiers of Public Administration, by passing competitive exams, and in technical or specialist roles.

 

  • Socio-political adviser and consultant
  • Socio-political analyst
  • Manager of organizations

 

Academic prospects

 

 

Comillas Pontifical University:

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has exchange agreements with over 60 foreign universities on 4 continents (bilateral agreements under the Socrates-Erasmus framework) and with 6 national universities (SICUE framework).

Although this degree is taught online, it is envisaged that students living in Madrid (or those wanting to complete the administration process in Madrid) can benefit from participating in an academic exchange using the current structure in the Faculty.

 

University of Deusto

Given the international element sought by the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, it is intended that all students enjoy the necessary conditions to access a mobility experience.

The Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University of Deusto is signed up to a total of 163 Erasmus agreements and 45 specific bilateral agreements within the ambit of the Faculty with international and European universities for all courses it offers. Also, the University has established 45 bilateral framework agreements, applicable to all the centres in the University.

For similar studies to this Degree, student exchanges are offered at universities in countries such as Ireland, England, Slovakia, Germany and Turkey among others.

General Skills
  • GS1 - Ability to understand and use precise terminology, the suitable resources and the appropriate documentation to formulate reasoning and good, well-argued critical judgement in each of the disciplinary areas of the degree.
  • GS2 - Ability to identify and analyse the factors of the ethical character present in the relevant conflict situations of contemporary philosophy, political science and economics, contrasting the major theoretical approaches through deliberation and dialogue.
  • GS3 - Ability to understand and contrast the different alternative solutions proposed in the different theoretical frameworks of problematic situations in the areas of contemporary philosophy, politics, society and economics using the tools of analysis pertaining and relating to the ethical principles studied.
  • GS4 - Ability to make efficient use of methodological tools in the fields of social and human science to critically locate and interpret sources, data and information, applying them to the activities and tasks that arise in the different areas of study.
  • GS5 - Ability to identify and analyse the most significant elements that comprise the different social realities to interpret them and explain them from a systemic focus through holistic models used in the areas of study of the degree (philosophy, politics and economics).
Transversal Skills
  • TS1 - Ability to demonstrate an excellent oral and written command of Spanish and communicate using the accepted terminology and techniques of the corresponding professional profiles. Level C1 OF CEFR.
  • TS2 - Ability to communicate in an efficient manner in English using the accepted terminology and techniques of the corresponding professional profiles. Level B2 OF CEFR.
  • TS3 - Ability to recognise diversity and multiculturalism through the work of an interdisciplinary team.
  • TS4 - Ability to integrate with, and collaborate actively in achieving the common objectives with, other people, areas and organisations.
  • TS5 - To be inclined towards the moral good in oneself and in others, that is, towards that which it is or means to be good, the experience of sentience, realization of the person, sense of justice and the preservation of said moral good.
Specific Skills
  • SS01 - Ability to select the appropriate theoretical principles of the principal theories and focuses used in the course to argue from different perspectives and supporting such arguments using analytical methodology, paradigms and concepts of the Human and Social Sciences.
  • SS02 - Ability to interrelate the different theories that intervene in the disciplines of the degree and the approaches (political, economic and sociological) and that explain the organisation of contemporary societies.
  • SS03 - Ability to analyse the contemporary diversity taking into account the different disciplines of the degree through the identification of the problems, the collection and analysis of data and the interpretation of results.
  • SS04 - Ability to identify, contrast and evaluate in different political programs, those elements of the proposals that are oriented towards improving social life, using the appropriate methodological tools.
  • SS05 - Ability to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the basic concepts developed in the field of philosophy, politics and the economy, applying these to tasks of critical reflection argued on the basis of a concept, theme or notion from the philosophical, historical, political, economic or sociological field.
  • SS06 - Ability to formulate questions with political, economic and social content, identifying the necessary sources for the preparation of a diagnostic analysis of the situation and proposing a summary of the results obtained.
  • SS07 - Ability to issue judgements that include ethical reflection of fundamental themes of a philosophical, political, sociological or economic nature in a representative context of society at both an international and local level.
  • SS08 - Ability to identify the challenges in the different areas of interest and analyse the realities studied as part of the course, indicating the conditions and resources that will allow us to face various theoretical focuses.
  • SS09 - Ability to analyse the socio-economic aspects involved in contemporary social policies, those that affect both the public and private spheres to evaluate and compare the possible benefits and returns expected.
  • SS10 - Ability to demonstrate a basic handling of the methodologies and techniques of data analysis in the area of Social Sciences applying these to the preparation of diagnoses and expert opinions.
  • SS11 - Ability to evaluate the contribution of the different disciplines within the course and the degree to which they complement the interpretation of the social reality, along with possible limitations, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams.
  • SS12 - Ability to identify the socio-political and economic proposals that favour or hinder the integration of individuals and groups at risk of social exclusion or other forms of marginalisation and/or discrimination.
  • SS13 - Ability to recognise and evaluate the regulatory aspects, the framework of rights and duties inherent in the exercise of citizenship and the profession.
  • SS14 - Knowledge of the principal institutions, processes and policies in different countries and ability to analyse and evaluate the possible scenarios of international policy, applying a comparative method.

Related:

Other programs related to the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Online), Inter-University Comillas and Deusto are:

Exchange programs are available on the Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Online), Inter-University Comillas and Deusto.

The Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Online), Inter-University Comillas and Deusto may be completed full or part-time.

The Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Online), Inter-University Comillas and Deusto may be completed online or on blended basis.

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