PhD Program in Philosophy

The Ph.D. program offers a rich course of studies in the various areas of philosophy and 
and in the history of philosophy. The Ph.D. is a three year program and aims at educating internationally qualified researchers in philosophy in its various branches. The first year is devoted to the acquisition of a strong scientific ground especially in the area of the student’s interests and to a more precise definition of the research topic. During the next two years the student widens her knowledge in the chosen field and gains the skills to develop autonomously an original research, also by participating to national and international conferences and study periods at outstanding research institutions abroad. The preparation of the final dissertation is supervised by at least two professors from the Ph.D. Faculty. 
 
The PhD program is articulated in four curricula.
Curriculum A Theoretical Philosophy and Aesthetics aims at educating - by the acquisition of the required knowledge and specialized skills -  qualified researchers in the fields of theoretical philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of language both from a theoretical point of view and in an historical perspective. 
Curriculum B Moral and Political Philosophy aims at educating - by the acquisition of the required knowledge and specialized skills -  qualified researchers in the fields of moral  philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of law and political philosophy both from a theoretical point of view and in an historical perspective. 
Curriculum C Logic and Epistemology aims at educating - by the acquisition of the required knowledge and specialized skills -  qualified researchers in the fields of logic, theory of knowledge, epistemology and the philosophy and history of natural and social sciences. 
Curriculum D History of Philosophy aims at educating qualified researchers in the field of the history of philosophy joined with a wider perspective of the history of ideas. A qualifying aim is the acquisition and the use of interdisciplinary methodological tools - historical and philosophical, philological, literary and linguistic - and also of computer technologies applied to text analysis (in print and manuscript form).
 
 

Call 2018-2019

Deadlines:
  • 6 July 2018: Application and payment of fee
  • 7 September 2018: Delivery of documentation
 
The Call for Applications to the Phd Program, 34° ciclo, a.a. 2018/2019, is now open, and is published on the following page: www.uniroma1.it/didattica/offerta-formativa/dottorati.
Procedure
Title Evaluation delivery within the: 7 September 2018, h. 1pm - 13.00 - Segreteria del Dottorato di ricerca in Filosofia (room 200 -2° floor, Dipartimento di Filosofia - Via C. Fea, 2 – Villa Mirafiori, Roma).
Required Documentation: the candidates should send the following documentation (in Italian, English, French, Spanish, or German):
  1. curriculum vitae et studiorium, with the list of individual and collective publications; research project proposal (of max 12.000 characters, spaces included, and essential bibliography included) together with the indication of one PhD curriculum among the 4 available the candidate is applying for;
  2. essay (on hard copy, of max 30.000 characters spaces included, and essential bibliography included) related to the applicant’s MA thesis (thesis chapter or a text based on it);
  3. self-certification of university degrees held at the time of the application, together with the list of passed exams with respective grades, to be drafted on unstamped paper;
  4. if available, certificate of language proficiency level (released by accredited institutions);
  5. declaration, under one’s responsibility, of the veracity of the submitted documentation.

Said documentation should be received by h. 1pm of 7 September 2018, via postal mail, currier, or hand delivery to the Segreteria del Dottorato di ricerca in Filosofia (Dipartimento di Filosofia – Via C. Fea, 2 – 00161 Roma) as a single, sealed package with the following information: candidate’s full name, the heading “Ammissione al Dottorato di Ricerca in Filosofia”, and the chosen CV.

The title evaluation is decisive for the admission to the oral exam. The evaluation, expressed in 60/60, will be calculated as follows:

  • a. curriculum vitae et studiorum with list of eventual publications: max 5 points: (scientific publications: 0-3 points; experiences of study abroad (two months minimum, Erasmus included), “working experiences or volunteering in field related to research and teaching (filing clerks or librarians, Italian language courses for foreigns, educational activities for students or adults), research partnership contracts or continuing education course related to research: 0-2 points);
  • b. research project proposal: max 30 points (knowledge of the state of the art: 0-6 points; originality and innovative content: 0-10 points; clarity and completeness of exposition: 0-10 points; pertinence of the project to the formative goals of the PhD program: 0-4 points);
  • c. essay related to the applicant’s MA thesis: max 20 points (in-depth analysis and completeness of the covered topic: 0-10 points; methodological clarity and rigors of the exposition: 0-10 points);
  • d. self-certification of further titles of study held, together with the list of passed exams with grades max 5 points (MA passing grade):
grades points
110, 110 cum laude 5
109 -108 4
107 -106 3
105 -104 2
103 -102 1
<102 0

 

For the students who will defend their thesis after the evaluation of titles, but before 31 October 2018, the grid above will be replaced by the following one:

arithmetic mean points
29 - 30 5
28 – 28.99 4
27 - 27.99 3
26 - 26.99 2
25 - 25.99 1
<25 0

 

Minimum grade for passing the title evaluation: 40/60.

Publication of results on the Web: web.uniroma1.it/dip_filosofia/
Day of results publication: 14/09/2018

Oral Exam: 27 September 2018, h. 10am - Room XI Olivetti, Dipartimento di Filosofia (Villa Mirafiori, Via C. Fea, 2 - Roma)
Exam description:
The oral exam, in Italian, consists in the discussion of the candidate’s research project proposal and in the verification of the candidate’s language skills (for non-Italian native speakers the verification will also focus on the competence of the Italian language). The knowledge of at least one modern language is required. The knowledge of the language or languages of the author/s or of the period of one’s research is also required. Minimum grade for passing the oral examination: 40/60.
Examination language: ITALIAN

Publication of results on the Web: web.uniroma1.it/dip_filosofia/
Day of results publication: 28/09/2018

Combined minimum grade of the two parts: 80/120

Info: valentina.petito@uniroma1.it

 

 

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