The Faculty of Philosophy of the USC has been teaching for more than two decades a doctoral program that, although its name has changed slightly (Current Questions of Philosophy, Philosophy, Philosophy: Current Questions), has as fundamental objectives to train students to research and train students in the various burning questions of contemporary philosophy.PresentationThis is the only Philosophy Program offered within the framework of the Galician University System. It provides students with the possibility of pursuing university studies in Philosophy from the Degree in Philosophy and the Official Master's Degree in Philosophy offered at the USC Faculty of Philosophy. In recent years, the number of theses defended, as well as the research projects that support the research lines offered have been adequate and consistent, and have met the existential demand in the Galicia and North of Portugal Euroregion. In recent years, close collaboration has been maintained with professors of Philosophy at the University of Coimbra, both at the teaching level, as a researcher and in academic exchanges. For this reason, a professor from said University is permanently incorporated into the program. Teachers from the University of Vigo are also joining. The previous Doctorate Program (Philosophy: Current Issues) has promoted the exchange of professors and doctoral students with the University of Tenri (Japan). The Program is integrated into the USC International Doctoral School, in accordance with the provisions of the USC Doctoral Studies Regulations, which will improve its efficiency and management.Admission profileStudents who had completed the following master's degrees will have direct access, without the need to take training supplements:Master in Philosophy. Current Issues.
Master in Cultural Management
Interuniversity Master of Logic and Philosophy of Science
In general, the Master's degrees in the area of Humanities offered by the USC and the Master's degrees in Philosophy / Humanities offered by other Spanish Universities
Students with the DEA degree obtained through the "Philosophy" programs of the USC or other Spanish universitiesOther profiles:In the case of other types of profiles different from the previous ones, the Academic Committee will evaluate each case individually. The possibility of requiring these students to complete training complements (maximum up to 15 ECTS) will be considered.
In the case of other profiles that had not completed a Master's degree, a training equivalency in research credits will be required, equal to at least those of the master's degree that gives direct access, which will be 60 ECTS.Requirements1) In general, for access to an official doctoral program it will be necessary to be in possession of official Spanish Bachelor's degrees, or equivalent, and University Master's degrees, or equivalent, provided that at least 300 credits have been passed ECTS in the set of these two teachings.
2) Likewise, anyone who is in any of the following cases may access:Be in possession of an official Spanish university degree or from another country that is part of the European Higher Education Area, which enables access to the master's degree in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of RD 1393/2007, and pass a minimum of 300 credits ECTS in all official university studies, of which at least 60 must be at master's level.
Be in possession of an official Spanish graduate degree, whose duration, according to community law regulations, is at least 300 ECTS credits. Said graduates must take the compulsory training complements required by the program, except that the study plan of the corresponding bachelor's degree includes research training credits equivalent in educational value to research credits from master's studies.
University graduates who, after obtaining a place in training in the corresponding test for access to specialized health training places, pass with a positive evaluation at least two years of training in a program to obtain the official degree of any of the specialties in science Of the health.
Be in possession of a degree obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems, without the need for its homologation, after verification by the University that it accredits a level of training equivalent to that of the official Spanish university master's degree and that it empowers in the issuing country of the title for access to doctoral studies. This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title of which the interested party is in possession or its recognition for purposes other than that of access to doctoral studies.
Be in possession of another Spanish doctorate degree obtained in accordance with previous university regulations.
Be in possession of an official university degree that has obtained the correspondence to level 3 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, in accordance with the procedure established in Royal Decree 967/2014, of November 21, which establishes the requirements and procedure for the homologation and declaration of equivalence to a degree and official university academic level and for the validation of foreign studies in Higher Education, and the procedure to determine the correspondence to the levels of the Spanish Framework of Qualifications for Higher Education of the official titles of Architect, Engineer, Graduate, Technical Architect, Technical Engineer and Diploma.3) Doctoral students who will start their doctoral program in accordance with previous university regulations will be able to access doctoral studies, after their admission in accordance with the provisions of the USC Regulations for doctoral studies. In any case, they must meet the general requirements established in said Regulation to access doctoral studies.
4) Graduates, architects or engineers who have the advanced studies diploma obtained in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 778/1998, of April 30, or achieve research sufficiency regulated in the Royal Decree 185/1985, of January 23.
5) Graduates, architects or engineers who have an official master's degree in accordance with Royal Decree 56/2005 or Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, or have passed 60 ECTS of official master's degree studies.
6) Graduates, technical engineers or technical architects who prove that they have 300 ECTS credits passed in the set of official university studies, of which, at least 60, must be at the master's level, will also be able to access.Objectives and competenciesThe Faculty of Philosophy of the USC has been teaching for more than two decades a doctorate program that, although its name has changed slightly (Current Questions of Philosophy, Philosophy, Philosophy: current questions), has as fundamental objectives to train students to research and train students in the various burning questions of contemporary philosophy.
General competitionsSystematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to that field
Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation
Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research
Ability to carry out critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their fields of knowledge in the modes and languages commonly used in their international scientific community
Ability to foster, in academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement within a knowledge-based society.Specific competencesUndertake in contexts in which there is little specific information
Finding the key questions to answer to solve a complex problem
Design, create, develop and undertake novel and innovative projects in their field of knowledge
Work both as a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context
Integrate knowledge, face complexity and make judgments with limited information
The criticism and intellectual defense of solutions.Other competencesCompetence in communicating the results of philosophical research carried out both in writing and orally (presentation of communications to congresses, reviews for magazines, conferences, etc.)
Competence in the management of new technologies at the service of philosophical research (power point, excel, web pages, electronic portfolios, discussion forums through the network, etc.)
Competence in self-learning dynamics of philosophical topics through the use of automated bibliographic management tools, such as Refworks
Competence in education in values through courses that develop the principles of respect and the promotion of the fundamental rights of people, equality, the principles of universal accessibility and development for all, and democratic values and a culture of peace
Research competences acquired through the GRADSchool Program of Competency Training for Researchers