Bachelor in Philosophy

Education objectives

1) Ability to argue critically and to produce discourse that is conceptually articulate, coherent and based on solid principles;
2) Ability to recognise, ponder and clarify the problems that the human being encounters in his effort to understand himself and the world;
3) Ability to question and to understand ideas referring to the nature of reality, knowledge and values which are present in all fields of human experience;
4) Ability to identify and analyse the problems that interconnect the fields of philosophy, science, art and culture.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Completion of the licenciatura allows the holder to apply for Masters or Doctoral programmes or other post-graduate courses including those which do not confer a degree.


Marta Mendonça

Opening date

September 2019




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Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years/6 semesters.
Students must perform 180 credits: 120 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 30 credits to be chosen in a set of elective optionals and 30 credits undertaken in free-elective optionals or in a minor of another scientific area. Every semester, the student may not sign up in more than 30 credits, respecting the precedence when these have been set. At the beginning of each semester, students will be advised of the curricular units to carry out in order to appropriate them to their academic career.
The undergraduate students can still benefit from the different mobility programmes in which FCSH/NOVA participates as Erasmus +, Almeida Garrett exchange programmes, among others, and participate in research within the research units of the Faculty.
The degree of “licenciado” corresponds to the level 6 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Conditions of admittance

Students may be admitted to Higher Education through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, special competitions/regimes and entry systems, re-enrolment systems, course changes and transfers. To apply for access to higher education through the National Competition, students must fulfill the requirements described in DGES/Access to Higher Education. More info at For more information about International Students please visit

Evaluation rules

Students at FCSH/NOVA are evaluated based on the work developed over a semester, based on class participation, presentation of written and oral tests and examinations. The result obtained either by continuous assessment or evaluation of the tests is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20. To be approved, students must have at least 10 points to pass, however, who fail have a second chance to repeat the exams. Repeat exam: Has access any student of 1st or 2nd cycle who has obtained the minimum grade of eight values per rounding in the final grade of the curricular unit. SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION: - Worker-Student - Students with the status of top athletes - Mothers and fathers students - Associative leaders - Military - Other special arrangements provided legally. Students with special needs can benefit from teaching and learning conditions to meet their needs.


Code Name ECTS
711031051 Philosophical Anthropology - 2nd semester 6
711031005 Epistemology - 2nd semester 6
711031054 Aesthetics - 1st semester 6
711031052 Ethics - 2nd semester 6
711031059 Ancient Philosophy - 1st semester 6
711031062 Contemporary Philosophy - 2nd semester 6
711031080 Philosophy of History - 1st semester 6
711031055 Philosophy of Language - 1st semester 6
711031057 Philosophy of Mind - 2nd semester 6
711031065 Philosophy of Nature - 2nd semester 6
711031058 Philosophy of Sciences - 2nd semester 6
711031056 Philosophy of Knowledge - 1st semester 6
711031060 Medieval Philosophy - 2nd semester 6
711031061 Early Modern Philosophy - 1st semester 6
711031053 Political Philosophy - 1st semester 6
711031079 Logic - 2nd semester 6
711031047 Methodology of the Philosophical Text Research - 1st semester 6
711031064 Ontology - 1st semester 6
711031063 Seminar: Reading and Interpretation of Philosophical Texts - 2nd semester 12
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
711031066 Bioethics - 2nd semester 6
711031067 Applied Ethics - 1st semester 6
711031070 Philosophy of Art - 1st semester 6
711031069 Philosophy of Religion - 2nd semester 6
711031020 Philosopy and Culture in Portugal - 1st semester 6
711031075 Hispanic Thought - 2nd semester 6
711031076 Problems of History and Theory of Ideas - 1st semester 6
711031082 - 2nd semester 6
711031071 Ancient Philosophy Themes 6
711031074 Themes of Contemporary Philosophy - 1st semester 6
711031083 6
711031072 Temas de Filosofia Medieval (not translated) 6
711031073 Modern Philosophy Themes - 1st semester 6
711031084 - 2nd semester 6
711031081 Topics in Logic Topics in Logic - 2nd semester 6
711031077 Ontology Themes - 1st semester 6