School of Philosophy


Understanding in context, in the heart of Rome

The School of Philosophy promotes contextual mediation between the fields of learning, between different cultures, and between reason and faith. With openness to theology, the School favors the understanding of the metaphysical dimension of truth and of the anthropological and historical, cultural context.


We offer the foundations for understanding the crucial issues, whether current or perennial, to address the questions posed by scientific discovery and cultural change. The philosophical thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas, read in the light of the encyclical Fides et Ratio, roots our common tradition.

Our teaching style develops capability for critical thought, methodological accuracy, and intellectual responsibility:

  • Systematic and organic formation in the fundamental areas of Philosophy;
  • Direct contact with authors and their great philosophical works;
  • Deepening appreciation for the metaphysical and anthropological dimensions of the classical tradition.

In a context:

  • Of study and collaboration between professors and students: with an individualized tutorial approach and a dedicated teacher to guide each student;
  • With a library among the most complete for the study of Philosophy;
  • Universal, characterized by closeness to the See of Peter;
  • Open to the needs of local Churches, with a diverse community of students coming from the whole world.


In evidenza

The Academic Guide (provisional version) for the year 2021/2022 is available for consultation. 

Academic guide

The following appointments have been made by the Grand Chancellor of the University, Mons. Fernando Ocáriz, and are effective for four years starting with the 2021-2022 academic year and lasting until the end of the 2024-2025 academic year:

Professor Juan Manuel Mora will take on the position of Vice-Rector for Communication, replacing Professor Diego Contreras, who has held the position for the last eight years.

Rev. Jesús Saenz has been appointed Secretary General, replacing Rev. Manuel Miedes.

Rev. Manuel Miedes has been appointed University Chaplain, replacing Rev. Antonio Rodríguez de Rivera, who returns to other pastoral responsibilities after 7 years as chaplain.

Starting in the 2021-22 academic year, the Faculty of Philosophy will offer a Postgraduate Specialist Degree in Christian Humanism, whose goal is to provide systematic and profound training in the field of classical and Christian humanistic thought and culture.

The program consists of 120 ECTS (credits in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) and takes place over two academic years (four semesters). It is possible to attend some of the humanities, philosophy, and pedagogy courses in the summer.

This postgraduate degree is a third cycle specialisation degree according to EHEA (European Higher Education Area) and ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education – UNESCO) standards.

More information about the Program | Study Plan

It is available to students of all Schools Online compilation of the Evaluation Questionnaire of the II semester Courses.

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