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LMPhilosophical Knowledge: Foundations, Methods, Applications

University of Bergamo
Italy, Bergamo
Department of Letters, Philosophy, Communication Italy, Campus S. Agostino (Città Alta) Bergamo
Tuition fee

Tuition Fee – first instalment: from €0.00 to €400.00 depending on the student’s family income
Tuition Fee – second instalment: from €0.00 to €1,700.00 depending on the student’s family income

Deposit €156 one-time

NB! Enrolment fee (Not refundable) has to be paid on your arrival in Italy

Registration fee €52 one-time

NB! Only eligible applicants have to pay Pre-Enrolment fee (Not refundable)

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Programme structure

The first year of the course explores, with all the relevant technicalities, updates and historical insights, the fundamental debates still evolving in such central disciplines of philosophical enquiry as ontology and metaphysics, ethics and bioethics, epistemology, the philosophy of logic and mathematics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, philosophy of the mind and the cognitive sciences, argumentation theory, philosophy of technology and artificial intelligence, preparing students for further study and research at doctoral level.

In the second year, the curriculum is enriched with a wide range of lessons and workshops in the field of science and technology on topics such as economics and business management, robotics and machine ethics, the neuroscience of decision-making, the environmental, economic and social challenges of sustainability, digital innovation and technology transfer, healthcare engineering and economics, data analysis, management and communication, intellectual property ontology and so on, training students to apply the skills of philosophical analysis and rational argumentation learned in the first year in all these fields, and preparing them for a wide range of professionsin the areas of business, communication and human resource management.

Career opportunities

In addition to the natural outlets in the teaching field, the degree course aims to prepare its graduates to pursue an academic career by accessing a PhD. It also provides its students with training designed to guarantee them job opportunities in the areas of business, communication and human resources management. The main occupational outlets can be outlined in more detail as follows.

Human resources specialist

This is a professional figure who can be placed in the sector of companies that produce goods and services, in both the private and public spheres. Thanks to the ability to read and interpret data and to organise and coordinate group work, he/she is able to perform management and business consultancy functions, as well as work in the field of inter-company relations, with particular regard to coordinating working groups, mediating between parties, analysing complex situations and identifying effective problem-solving strategies.

Work organisation specialist

This professional figure can be placed in public and private companies in the fields of communication, management of inter-company relations and cultural development. This professional figure has strong skills in the areas of co-planning analytical and decision-making processes, valorising skills and competences within unitary strategies, and problem-solving using theoretical and formal analysis tools. The work organisation specialist can act as a consultant or manager within the company, as well as an expert in inter-company relations, with a particular focus on coordinating work groups and mediating between parties.

Specialist in public relations, image and related professions

This professional figure is able to play strategic roles in the field of communication and publishing, as well as in the organisation of cultural events and in the preparation of communication materials. This figure is characterised by the ability to interpret cultural requirements, analyse complex situations and articulate effective communication strategies. Graduates with these skills can perform the functions of public relations, publishing and communication consultants and cultural mediators.


This professional figure is able to carry out philosophical consulting activities, coordinate working groups, analyse complex issues, and develop arguments and ways of research and thinking. The philosopher is able to develop the contents of his/her discipline through the use of theoretical and formal critical tools, to construct effective syntheses, to elaborate cultural perspectives and contents useful for the dissemination of philosophical knowledge. The philosopher can worker as a teacher, specialist in theoretical research and philosophical counselling, author of texts and as a manager of cultural content and scientific dissemination in the field of publishing.

Researcher and graduate technician in historical, philosophical, pedagogical and psychological sciences

This professional figure is able to take on the direction of publishing series, organise cultural events, prepare content for dissemination and the third mission, and develop autonomous research in the field of philosophical studies. This professional figure is qualified by an in-depth knowledge of the discipline and by the exercise of a marked critical capacity in making judgements, constructing theoretical syntheses, elaborating new cultural perspectives, constructing content that can be used by the general public, accessing the documentary heritage, and drafting functional reports for decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. Graduates with these skills can embark on various careers: academic lecturer and specialist in theoretical research, relations manager with entities operating in the field of third mission, communication manager and organiser of cultural events.


This figure is capable of teaching the fundamentals of the philosophical, historical, pedagogical and demo-anthropological disciplines in secondary schools and of undertaking management and coordination responsibilities. The teacher is qualified by expertise in the philosophical disciplines and the ability to communicate the taught content clearly and thoroughly. This figure can act as a teacher (for graduates who have sufficient credits in the appropriate subject groups), an intercultural mediator and a theoretical researcher.

Guidance counsellor

This professional figure is capable of coordinating work groups, providing support for the definition of individual training and/or professionalisation projects, supporting processes of professional reintegration and entry into the world of work. This figure is characterised by in-depth disciplinary and critical knowledge, by the ability to assist and advise the person in making choices more consistent with their aspirations and skills. This professional figure may operate as a school and career guidance counsellor, as an informant for young people and those seeking employment or retraining.

Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Oct 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Oct 2023