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.
January 9 to September 1, 2017.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:00 in Cantoblanco.
Course fees €1,026.00 plus nine monthly installments of €537.00 each.
Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: 91 540 61 32
Fax: 91 559 65 69
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.
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.
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:
|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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.