Official Master's Degree in Philosophy: Human Condition and Transcendence

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"It approaches the human condition in a radical way, with its areas of light and darkness"

What is the Official Master's Degree in Philosophy: Human Condition and Transcendence?

In the complex world in which we live, more diverse and sometimes directly opposed responses are increasingly emerging to the question of meaning. There are those whose insist upon the absence of meaning and those that impose a unique form of understanding and treating the human condition. Without falling into relativism, Philosophy has the task of opening up paths to dialogue and critical reflection on the multiplicity of perspectives that exist.

The Official Master’s Degree in Philosophy: Human Condition and Transcendence proposes a radical form of human thought, with all its strengths and weaknesses, in an attempt to critically analyze what might be the responses to the different crises of meaning to which we are witnesses. With this objective, it explores the great contributions of Philosophical Anthropology, Ethics, Phenomenology of Religion, the Philosophy of Science and Language and Metaphysics, in order to develop renewed and in-depth understanding of the human condition and possibilities of its opening up to transcendence.

This Master's Degree considers the practical dimension of philosophical reflection to be central to studies

The Master's Degree in Philosophy is aimed at those interested in the search for a Primary Philosophy that is of the level required in these times. There is a central focus on the practical dimension of philosophical reflection. It aims to enable students to engage in original research and investigation committed to reality with a new interdisciplinary focus that is sensitive to social context and which can be developed and applied to situations that pose new problems.

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With this Master's Degree, you will learn to think about the human condition in a radical way

Miguel García Baró Philosophy Professor

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Admissions Process


Admission process and criteria:
With regard to admission to this Master’s Degree, the process that will be followed is outlined below:
To be admitted by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the proposal of the Director of the Department of Philosophy, Humanities and Communication, assisted by the Committee for Admissions, composed of the Director of the Master's Degree, or professor designated by the Director, and the Vice Dean of Academic Organization.

The application for admission must be submitted within the application period indicated for that purpose, in standardized form, and accompanied by all documents proving compliance with the requirements for admission to the degree.

The student must present a curriculum vitae and the academic transcript of the degree that he / she has previously completed, together with the application form for admission. In the case of those persons proceeding from degrees that are not related to Philosophy, an admission test consisting of a reading and commentary of the philosophical text will be carried out under a rubric evaluation that guarantees the objectivity of the evaluation.

The Director of the Master's Degree will conduct an interview with the applicant.

Informative note concerning the documentation to be presented and the application process

If students interested in enrolling in the degree have any type of physical disability, they can request information and individualized support by enquiring at the Social Work Unit. Information concerning this program is accessible on the website, where you will be able to access resources as well as the technical and social aids which will help you in your integration into university life, in relation to your specific needs.

Admission criteria for all applicants:
- Academic transcript (50%).
- Personal interview of the candidate with the Director of the Master’s Degree (40%).
- Academic and professional trajectory of the candidate (10%).

Possibilities for Enrollment in this Degree:
Ordinary students may enroll in the Master’s Degree in Philosophy on a full-time or part-time basis, devoting themselves to studies entirely or partially. It is also possible to enroll as an “extraordinary student”.

Attendance to classroom teaching activities, whose verification depends on each Professor, is mandatory for all students.


Important Dates


Admission application filing period:
From 10/01/2022 to 09/09/2022

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Classes begin on:
September 12, 2022


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Candidate profile:
This Master’s Degree is aimed at students who are interested in the search for studies in Philosophy that are on the cutting edge of our day and times. First, graduates or undergraduate Bachelor´s Degree holders in Philosophy are eligible for access to this degree, those who wish to continue broadening their education and training in Philosophy, especially in the thematic areas in which the present Master's Degree is orientated: the analysis of the human condition in various fields and dimensions (cultural, scientific, anthropological, ethical, political, aesthetic), and in its opening to and problem-solving nature of transcendence.

Graduates in the branch of Humanities and Social Sciences will also be admitted, in related areas such as Anthropology, Philology, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, History of Art, Educational Sciences ... The possibility of admitting students coming from scientific-technical branches will be considered, provided that they show interest in and mastery of philosophical thinking. In this latter case, they will take a level test consisting of reading and commenting on a philosophical text, with a rubric evaluation, which will be an essential requirement for admission.

This Master´s Degree will train students interested in the field to develop an academic-research career in future Doctoral Studies. This Master’s Degree is also orientated, therefore, to students who are enrolling with a view to pursuing postgraduate training in Philosophy, and who come from other Spanish and foreign universities.

Admission requirements:
In compliance with the corresponding internal academic regulations of the University (adapted to RD 1393/2007 of October 29, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010), those who fulfill the following requirements will be eligible for admission to the degree:
- Holders of an official Spanish university degree, issued by an educational institution of the European Higher Education Area that enables access to education in Master's Degree studies.

- Holders of a Bachelor´s Degree, degree in Architecture or in Engineering, in accordance with the University System prior to that established in RD 1393/2007.

- In the case of students with degrees from countries outside the European Higher Education Area, not validated for the equivalent degree in Spain by the Ministry of Education, the interested party must present a request for admission to the Rector, who will make a decision once informed by the Sub-Commission Delegated for Admissions to Master's Programs. Admission through this process will not imply the prior homologation/validation or the recognition of the degree to any other effects than those of being approved for enrollment in the Master’s Degree Program.


Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


€6,110 broken down in an €2,068.80 inscription fee and 8 monthly fees of €505.20 each.
Comillas students have 10% discount

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Prospective Students Office
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
C/ Universidad Comillas, 3 - 28049 Madrid
(Campus Cantoblanco)
Tel.: 34 91 542 28 00, ext. 2515

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Master's Course Director:
Isabel Romero Tabares
Tel.: (+34) 917 343 950 ext. 4879


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The understanding of the human in the history of philosophical reflection
Compulsory Subjects
Human Condition and Quest for Meaning in Contemporary Philosophy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Human Condition and Quest for Meaning in Modern Philosophy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Human Condition and Transcendence in Ancient Philosophy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Human Condition and Transcendence in Medieval Philosophy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
God, Man and the World in Metaphysical Thinking 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The place of the divine in human culture
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Anthropology and Phenomenology of Religions 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Science and Religion 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Religious Experience and Meaning of Life 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Ethic and religion
Compulsory Subjects
Theism and Moral Philosophy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Electives subjects (You must choose one of the two electives subjects)
Human Condition and Transcendence in Political Thinking 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Philosophical Mediation in Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The aesthetic experience and the search for meaning
Compulsory Subjects
Aesthetic Experience and Openness to Transcendence 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Electives subjects (Se deberá elegir una asignatura de las dos optativas)
The Search for Meaning in Literature and Films 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The Quest for Meaning in Plastic arts and Music 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research Methodology in Philosophy
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Reading and Critical Analysis of Specialized Texts 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Seminar of methodology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Final Master's Thesis
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Final Master´s Degree Project 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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