1. At the end of his studies, regardless of the focus chosen, the student will be able :
• to make a critical literary summary on a given issue;
• to address and defend philosophical arguments;
• to take part in philosophical debates in their specialist area
• to produce individual research, draft it and present the results orally;
2. Depending on the focus chosen, the student will also have developed :
• In-depth skills in philosophy (research focus).
• Specific skills by the bais of an international experience outside of UCL (professional focus);
• Teaching skills (and the title 'agrégé de l’enseignement secondaire supérieur') (teaching focus).
The programme is made up of:
♦ core courses (75 credits), made up of:
- A dissertation and an accompanying seminar;
- 45 credits in basic training;
♦ one focus (30 credits);
♦ and optional courses (15 credits).
There are three types of focus: research, teaching or professional.
1. Research or teaching focus
The research focus trains students in how to undertake research. As for the teaching focus, it guides students towards secondary teaching.
The student can divide his courses out in two ways
First possibility. During the first year, he chooses 40 credits from the shared subjects of the core courses, 15 credits from the optional courses and takes the preparation seminar for the dissertation (5 credits). In the second year, he chooses five credits from the shared subjects which were not chosen before, a focus (30 credits) and completes his dissertation (25 credits).
Second possibility. During the first year, he chooses 45 credits from the shared subjects of the core courses, 10 credits from the optional courses and takes the preparation seminar for the dissertation (5 credits). In the second year, he chooses 5 credits from the shared subjects which were not chosen before, a focus (30 credits) and completes his dissertation (25 credits).
Whatever the focus or the options chosen, the programme of this master shall total a minimum of 120 credits, spread over two years of study each of 60 credits
2. Professional focus
This focus is exclusively reserved to students who have been admitted to enrol on the master 'Philosophies allemande et française dans l’espace européen (Europhilosophie)' on the Erasmus Mundus programme (www.europhilosophie.eu/mundus/), and of which ISP is a partner.
This master offers students from across the world high-level training over two years in the fields of German and French philosophy and the way they interact within the European intellectual and cultural area. Each year, 13 students who are not European Union nationals are selected and given an annual grant of 21.000 EUR. 13 European Union students are also selected and their mobility is covered by the Erasmus programme.
Depending on his study path, a student who spends a term at UCL will choose 30 credits from the core course courses and will enrol on the professional focus in German and French philosophy. A student who spends a whole masters year at UCL will choose 35 credits from the core course courses and 20 dissertation credits.
Wathever the focus or the options chosen, the programme of this master shall totalise 120 credits, spread over two years of studies each of 60 credits
Other accessible masters :
At the end of the master 120, each focus of the master in philosophy can be obtained in a new year of 30 credits only.
Accessible doctoral training :
- 'Ecole doctorale en Philosophie';
There is a university certificate in philosophy (advanced module) which borrows courses from the second level.