Pre-registration and admission
To be admitted to the programme students should have a first degree in philosophy.
Nonetheless, the master programme is also open to graduates in other areas such as, for example, humanities, journalism, linguistics, philology, mathematics, physics, economics or psychology. The entry requirements for these students are individually different and will typically involve the requirement to complete background courses before embarking on the APhil master.
For questions on academic matters, administrative issues, and other questions, students interested in applying for the APhil master programme can contact the APhil Master administrator at email@example.com or visit the University's site.
- A degree in philosophy.
Those who have a degree, but not in philosophy, may be admitted with the requirement of completing background courses during the 1st year:
English language skills equivalent to at least B2.2 in the common European Framework of Reference. Together with the on-line forms, students must also submit requirement documents (see below).
(a) A transcript or list of courses completed for their undergraduate degree (or undergraduate and graduate degrees), with grades earned (specifying the maximum possible grade in each case), in either Catalan, Spanish or English. (NB: for an eventual registration, an official degree certificate will be required, in some circumstances with official translation.)
(b) A general CV in Catalan, Spanish or English
(c) A letter of interest, which should explain why the candidate wishes to join the Master in Analytic Philosophy and indicate the candidate's level of knowledge of analytic philosophy. It should express the candidate's commitment to conduct a significant piece of research, expressed in a statement indicating the applicant's interests and how these interests are related to the course content. It should also specify the itinerary for which the candidate wishes to apply (theoretical or practical).
(d) Two letters of reference, for candidates with degrees from universities not participating in the programme.
(e) A sample of the candidate's work (between 2000 and 4000 words in length). (Students who don't have a degree in philosophy should contact the coordinator about this requirement)
(f) Applicants who are not native speakers of English and whose undergraduate degree was not taught in English must submit evidence for their English language skills. This evidence can come in various forms, but should reliably indicate a minimum level of proficiency approximately equivalent to B2.2 (upper end of B2 in the Common European Frame of Reference).
We will, for example, accept the following test results or certificates as evidence:
- IELTS: 6.5 (or at least no component below 6.0)
- TOEFL: 550 (PBT), 99 (iBT)
- British Council First Certificate
- University of Cambridge First Certificate in English
Should the number of qualified candidates exceed the number of available places, the academic board will make a selection based on the following weighted criteria:
(a) Overall mark in the access degree (weighted at 50%);
(b) Relevant activities or merits (as shown in the CV), such as: further degrees, participation in conferences or similar events, grants and awards, etc (weighted at 20%)
(c) Suitability of the candidate's background and motivations, as indicated in the letter of motivation, given the aims and contents of the master programme (weighted at 30%).
If necessary, candidates may be interviewed in person.