Master's Degree in Epistemology of Natural and Social Sciences

General

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Program Description

  • Type of education: Face-to-face.
  • Number of new entry places offered: 50
  • Total credits: 60
  • Languages taught: Spanish.
  • Guide price: € 45.02 per credit.
  • Master's Scholarship: see relevant information here .

About

The Philosophy Faculty of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid offers, in accordance with the regulatory framework of Royal Decree 1393/2007, the official title of Master's Degree in Epistemology of Natural and Social Sciences, with official recognition in European countries adhering to the Space European Higher Education.

This Master's Degree in Epistemology of Natural and Social Sciences has an academic-scientific character, and is aimed especially at current graduates and graduates who wish to proceed to specialized training in Philosophy as well as to access the PhD in Philosophy.

Academic year 2020-21

Course 1

Code

Subject

Character

Credits

Offered

604480

Knowledge, Truth and Justification

Compulsory

5.0

Yes

604484

Epistemology of Natural Sciences

Compulsory

5.0

Yes

604485

Epistemology of the social sciences

Compulsory

5.0

Yes

604488

Philosophy of Biological Sciences

Optional

5.0

Yes

604494

Language Games: The Critique of Sense

Optional

5.0

Yes

604492

Language and Mind

Optional

5.0

Yes

604482

Natural Mind, Artificial Mind

Compulsory

5.0

Yes

604481

Mind and Matter

Compulsory

5.0

Yes

604496

Rationality, Utility and Freedom

Optional

5.0

Yes

604498

Argumentation Theory

Optional

5.0

Yes

604483

Reference Theories: Language and World

Compulsory

5.0

Yes

604499

Final Master's Project

Final Master's Project

10.0

Yes

goals

The general objectives of this University Master are:

  • Acquire the conceptual and methodological instruments required to independently carry out research in the field of Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Science (both of the Natural Sciences and Social Sciences).
  • Train students to discern interdisciplinary relationships between issues belonging to these areas, such as relationships between knowledge in general and scientific knowledge, between knowledge, society and culture, between knowledge and action, as well as the relationships between language, mind and the world.
  • To provide the advanced philosophical knowledge necessary to critically analyze central questions about knowledge, language, mind, nature and science, bearing in mind both the historical configuration of these questions and the current state of the debate around them.
  • Teach students to identify and critically judge the social relevance of the above philosophical issues.

Recipients

This university Master , with a clear interdisciplinary vocation, is aimed at graduates and graduates in Philosophy, as well as in other disciplines related to the Master's subjects, who intend to develop an academic-research career in scientific fields such as Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge, the Philosophy of Language, the Philosophy of the Mind, the Philosophy of Nature and the Philosophy of Science (both Natural and Social Sciences). This University Master's Degree sets the qualification in Philosophy or in any other disciplines related to the Master's subjects as access qualifications.

Why study this master?

The character of this University Master's Degree is academic-researcher and meets, fundamentally, the existing demand to acquire specialized and interdisciplinary training in Philosophy that allows later access to the research period of the PhD Program of the Faculty of Philosophy. However, this Master's Degree also serves as a complement to the knowledge acquired by students from different degrees in Philosophy, counting among its students, in addition to philosophers, engineers, psychologists, physicists and sociologists among others, given the multidisciplinary nature of philosophical studies and, especially, those corresponding to this Master.

Admission requirements for masters

Non-enabling university masters

  • Be in possession of any of the following titles:
    • Spanish official university degree .
    • Title issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and empowering in the country of issue for access to Master's education.
    • Title of educational systems outside the EHEA that empowers in the country of issuance for access to Master's education, homologated or declared equivalent to the degree and academic level of Degree or Degree by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training . In case of lacking the mentioned homologation or equivalency, it will be necessary to have authorization or access permission granted by this University.
  • Or be carrying out during the course in which you pre-enroll studies leading to the obtaining of any of the previous degrees and be in a position to prove the obtaining of the same before September 30, 2020 .
  • In addition, students from foreign educational systems, whose mother tongue is different from Spanish, must prove level B2 of the Spanish language (or higher) .
  • Specific requirements that any of the requested masters may have. You can consult it by accessing the website of the Master itself.
Last updated Apr 2020

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