University of Porto

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3000 EUR/year
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The cycle of studies conducive to the Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Porto seeks to deepen the scientific and methodological competences in order to acquire the specialized capacities in the research and/or professional domains.



In Ethics and Practical Philosophy, themes and authors will be studied concerning the relations between ethic rationality and political rationality, as well Political Anthropology, and articulating the contributions of Ethical and Philosophical Anthropology with the issues of interculturality and citizenship.

In Philosophy Teaching and Human Rights, the main goal is to deepen research work on critical confluences between philosophical reason and pedagogical reason. Therefore at the University of Porto, we will mostly privilege the contribution of Ethical and Philosophical Anthropology, with a particular focus on the studies of human right foundations.

In Medieval Philosophy, we suggest the study of authors and themes from all philosophical domains, starting with the direct reading of textual sources and theory traditions. Education is oriented for scientific research and teaching. The classes are articulated with the participation in seminars and conferences by invited national and foreign teachers.

In Contemporary and Modern Philosophy, we focus on themes and authors from this historical period, seeking to find correlations between philosophy, religion, sciences and arts in general. We give special relevance to current problems in technique, language, phenomenology, will, mind, biology and the construction or alienation of subjectivity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics and Political Philosophy I
  • Topics in Portuguese Ethical-Political Thought (19th Cent.)
  • Ethics and Political Philosophy II
  • Topics in Portuguese Ethical-Political Thought (20th Cent.)
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Holders of a graduate degree (180 ECTS) or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree given in the sequence of a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the Bologna Program in any adherent country;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree recognized as adequate by the competent council of the Faculty of Arts;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as adequate by the competent scientific council of the Faculty of Arts.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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