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

It deals with the human in a radical way, with its lights and shadows.

What is the University Master's Degree?

In the complex world in which we live, more and more diverse and sometimes opposing answers are emerging to the question of meaning. There are those who maintain the absence of meaning, as opposed to those who impose a single way of understanding it and of approaching the human condition. Without falling into relativism, Philosophy has the task of opening paths for dialogue and critical reflection on the multiplicity of existing perspectives.

The Master's Degree in Philosophy: Human Condition and Transcendence proposes to think about the human in a radical way, with its lights and shadows, trying to critically analyse what answers can be given to the various crises of meaning that we are facing today. With this aim, the Master in Philosophy explores the major contributions of philosophical anthropology, ethics, aesthetics, the phenomenology of religion, the philosophy of science and language and metaphysics, to encourage the development of a renewed and deep understanding of the human condition and the possibilities of its opening to transcendental analytics.

  • Centers
    Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (Comillas CIHS)
  • Languages
  • Certification
    Official master's degrees
  • Modality
    Face to face
  • Duration
    1 year (60 ECTS)
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  • Anthropology

  • History of Philosophy

  • Ethics

  • Policy

  • Aesthetics

  • Philosophy in science

  • Philosophy in religion

Ricardo Pinilla
Ricardo Pinilla
Professor Comillas CIHS

With this master's degree you will learn to think about the human in a radical way.

Information for students

Professional and academic opportunities

Graduate profile:
Students who take this Master's degree acquire the necessary skills so that, from different professional fields (teaching, publishing, cultural management, journalism, intercultural dialogue...), they can take up the challenge of thinking about the human in a radical way, with its lights and shadows, trying to critically analyse what answers can be given to the various crises of meaning in the world in which we live.

At present, Spain does not offer a Master's degree that covers the contents described here in this way. The profile of other postgraduate studies is either practical (focused on the areas of Ethics and Politics), or theoretical, focused on the Theory of Knowledge (Analytical Philosophy, Logic, Theory of Argumentation...), or historical (Philosophy of History, Spanish Thought...). The Master's Degree in Philosophy aims to bring together these perspectives and enable students to develop original and responsible research in this sense, with new and interdisciplinary approaches, committed to their social and work context and capable of being developed and applied in situations that pose new problems.

Everything you need to know

Comillas CIHS

Cantoblanco Campus

Since its foundation, the Faculties of Human and Social Sciences, Theology and Canon Law at Comillas Pontifical University have had the vocation to promote humanism and plurality.

It is defined by its desire to train people capable of taking thought and ideas to the highest levels, and to give them the necessary skills to be useful and improve life in the complex world in which we live.

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Preguntas frecuentes

  • Because Comillas studies are in high demand and places are limited, the best candidates have to be selected through admission tests.

  • Each class has its own tutor, whose function is to integrate the student into the group and to pay attention to their academic performance. Furthermore, at Comillas, the teaching system is distinguished, among other characteristics, by the personalised attention and the fluid and permanent relationship between teachers and students.

  • The teaching system at Comillas is especially oriented towards the relationship with the reality of companies, institutions, organisations and professional practice. The Internship and Employment Office is responsible for providing students with internships related to their studies in order to enrich their training. In the 2017-18 academic year, 6,296 student internships were managed in companies.
    In addition to these internships managed by the Internship and Employment Office, all degree courses have a significant number of compulsory external internships as part of their curriculums.

  • The Internship and Employment Office informs, guides and collaborates in the insertion in the labour market of recent graduates or in the projection of the professional careers of Comillas graduates, for which it has an online tool that directly connects candidates with 5,078 companies with which Comillas maintains a relationship. During the 2017-18 academic year, 1,838 job offers were managed. Of the total number of graduates from the 2018 graduating class, 93.22% are employed, either working or furthering their studies, within six months of completing their studies.

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Prospective Students Office
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
C/ Universidad Comillas, 3 - 28049 Madrid
(Cantoblanco Campus)
Tel.: (+ 34) 91 542 28 00, ext. 2825
futurosa lumnos@comillas.edu

Direction of the Master's Degree
Mario Ramos Vera
Tel.: (+ 34) 917 343 950 ext. 2677
mrvera@c omillas.edu