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Masters in Philosophy Teaching

InformationThe course/CS does not admit students in 2016/2017.

The cycle of studies conducive to the Master’s degree in Philosophy Teaching in Secondary education is a 2nd cycle course which seeks the acquisition of the necessary scientific and pedagogical competences for teaching. It provides professional qualifications for teaching in secondary education in Philosophy, as well as access to a knowledge and competences assessment test, in order to be able to teach (in terms of Decree no. 3/2008, January 21st).

The Master’s degree is four semesters-long (120 ECTS).
See syllabus for each semester in Plano Oficial - Ensino da Filosofia no ES

Predominant scientific areas:
Teacher training


The different training components of the Master’s degree seek:

  • To ensure that the future teacher adapts, at a professional, social and ethical level, to specificities of the social and school contexts, respecting the ethical and deontological demands of teaching.
  • As for the development of the teaching and learning process, to provide the student with scientific and methodological instruments which may allow him/her to promote a quality teaching, capable of ensuring significant learnings.
  • As for school participation and the relationship with the community, to develop the understanding of teaching as a global and integrated activity.
  • Regarding a lifelong professional development, to make the initial training a starting point of a path grounded on the reflection about educational issues and professional practice, seeking the construction of an education project which may answer to individual, institutional or social challenges.


Students may sign up for the Initiation to Professional Practice only after having been approved in subjects Philosophy Didactics I and II

Number of vacancies: 15

Access conditions:
120 ECTS in Philosophy. The student may still apply as long as he/she has a graduate degree and 90 ECTS in Philosophy, being able to complete the remaining 30 ECTS (=5 subjects) while attending the Master’s degree.

Accomplishment of a Portuguese written test and interview.

Selection criteria:
The application grade will be calculated in function of the following percentages:

  1. Graduate degree – 80%
  2. Portuguese written test – 10%
  3. Interview – 10%

Tiebreaker factors – the same as in the general Higher Education access law




Email (Master's direction): mefil@letras.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 6459
Acronym: MEFIL
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of studies: Masters Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan


  • Master of Arts in Teaching of Philosophy (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master's Course in Teaching of Philosophy (60 ECTS credits)

Main Scientific Areas

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