Master Erasmus Mundus French and German Philosophies in the European Space

Entidades parceiras: Universidade Federal de São Carlos - UFSCAR, Université Catholique de Louvain, University of Memphis, Charles University in Prague, Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès (ex Toulouse 2 Le Mirail), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Bergische Universität - Gesamthochschule Wuppertal

General Objectives of the Course

The Master Erasmus mundus “German and French Philosophy in the European Space” (EuroPhilosophie) offers to the best students in Portugal, Brazil and worldwide a specialized advanced course of studies of two years in the fields of German and French Philosophy. The thematic axes of the course are:
a) classical German Philosophy from Kant and German idealism to Marx and Nietzsche;
b) contemporary French Philosophy;
c) German and French Phenomenology,
d) Political Philosophy.
General objectives in Coimbra are: (a) to develop conceptual, critical and interpretative skills in the fields proposed; to enlarge systematically theoretical skills in order to recognize the importance and range of the
thematic axes in study; (c) to develop reflexive skills in view of a participation, based in a philosophical point of view, in the major debates of our times.

Admission Requirements

- Have a qualification of a level equivalent to at least three years of study after the completion of secondary
schooling (judged equivalent to 180 ECTS) ;
- Have followed a university course in philosophy or the history of philosophy ;
- Have a spoken and written command of German and / or French and commit to take an intensive language
course offered by the Master EuroPhilosophie in one of the two languages in case they only have spoken and
written command of either German or French;
- Commit to take the two years of the European course.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study

Face to Face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

a) Specialized and updated knowledge of contemporary philosophical subjects and interpretation skills allowing the relevant participation in the philosophical debate on the themes and concepts chosen, both from the historical and the systematic perspective;
b) Structured reflexive skills able bring to contemporary philosophical discussion the specificity of the philosophical point of view.
c) Up-to-date knowledge of the History of Philosophy, in particular of core topics in Enlightenment, Idealism and French and German Phenomenology and Political Philosophy;
d) The ability to study and to develop Philosophy in the context of the European cultural and philosophical interactions;
e) The skills to develop philosophical work in a multi-linguistic context;
f) Mastering of high-level research methodologies in the field of philosophy aiming at the elaboration of a successful publishable dissertation.

Course Coordinator(s)

Diogo Falcão Ferrer

Maria Luísa Portocarrero Ferreira da Silva

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Albano Augusto Figueiredo Rodrigues

Diogo Falcão Ferrer

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the current wording

Graduation Requirements

The studies of 2nd. Cicle Master Erasmus Mundus “German and French Philosophies in the European Space”, has its coordination at the University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail and functions in association with a consortium which assembles the following nine European and three non-european universities: University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail, Catholic University of Lovaine-la Neuve, University of Luxemburg, Ruhr University Bochum, Bergische University of Wuppertal, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, University of Bologne, Charles University Prague, University of Coimbra, University of Memphis (USA), University of Hosei (Japan), University of São Carlos (Brazil). Over the course of two years, the students selected study for one to two semesters in three of the nine European universities associated for this program. During the two years, students write a
research thesis under the direction of a researcher-teacher of the university at which they spend the final two semesters of their degree.
In Coimbra, the course is taught in French.
Each of the two years successfully completed carries 60 credit points (ECTS).
In this context the University of Coimbra will offer a one semester course (30 ECTS) and the possibility to write a dissertation under the direction of one of the professors in charge of the course (60 ECTS).

Access to Further Studies


Study Programme

French and German Philosophy in Europe

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

DGES Code: M504

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Advanced specialization second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 21-09-2020
End date: 18-12-2020
2nd Semester
Start date: 15-02-2021
End date: 21-05-2021


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2017-03-08 a 2023-03-07
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior