First Cycle


The B.Ph. Degree Course
The first cycle is intended to provide a systematic and historical introduction to the fundamental themes of Indian and Western philosophy, and to initiate students into the methods of scientific research.

The first cycle covers a period of six academic semesters, at the end of which a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy (B.Ph.) may be conferred.

The Curriculum of the First Cycle

The ordinary curriculum of the first cycle, comprises the following:

1. a minimum of 59 ECTS in the area of Obligatory (Systematic) Philosophy, spread out over the following courses: Introduction to Philosophy 3 ECTS; Metaphysics (Philosophy of Being) 8 ECTS; Natural Theology (Philosophy of God) 8 ECTS; Philosophy of Nature 8 ECTS; Philosophy of the Human Person (Anthropology) 8 ECTS; Moral Philosophy 8 ECTS; Political Philosophy 5 ECTS; Logic 3 ECTS; Philosophy of Knowledge 8 ECTS;

2. a minimum of 50 ECTS in the area of the History of Philosophy, spread out over the following courses: Ancient Western Philosophy 5 ECTS; Medieval Western Philosophy 5 ECTS; Modern Western Philosophy 6 ECTS; Contemporary Western Philosophy 10 ECTS; Ancient Indian Philosophy 3 ECTS; Nastika Darsanas 3 ECTS; Astika

Darsanas 6 ECTS; Contemporary Indian Philosophy 6 ECTS; Religions of India 3 ECTS; Subaltern Philosophy 3 ECTS;

3. a minimum of 19 ECTS in the area of the Supplementary Disciplines: Relationship between Reason & Faith 3 ECTS; The Social Doctrine of the Church 3 ECTS; Latin 3 ECTS; English 7 ECTS; Methodology of Study & Scientific Research 3 ECTS

4. a minimum of 67 ECTS dedicated to Additional Disciplines — a general initiation into some contemporary issues connected with philosophy which emerge from the human sciences such as Psychology, Education, Communication and Sociology, with special emphasis given to the teaching of the Church.