To be admitted to the programme students should have a first degree in philosophy. Nonetheless, the master programme is also open to graduates in other areas such as, for example, humanities, journalism, linguistics, philology, mathematics, physics, economics or psychology; the entry requirements for these students are individually different and will typically involve the requirement to complete background courses before embarking on the APhil master.

For questions on academic matters students interested in applying for the APhil master programme can contact the co-ordinator Dr. Esa Díaz León (, who is responsible for admissions matters.

For administrative issues and other questions you can contact the APhil Master administrator at






To apply for the master program students must complete the pre-registration form available online:



From 25th March 2019 to 1st September 2019.



Degree in philosophy (those who have a degree, but not in philosophy may be admitted after completing background courses).
English language skills equivalent to at least B2.2 in the common European Framework of Reference. Together with the on-line forms, students must submit:


(a) an undergraduate transcript or list of courses completed for their degree (or degrees), with grades earned (specifying the maximum possible grade in each case), in either Catalan, Spanish or English. (NB: for an eventual registration, an official degree certificate will be required, in some circumstances with official translation.)

(b) a general CV in Catalan, Spanish or English

(c) a letter of interest, which should explain why the candidate wishes to study for the Master in Analytic Philosophy and indicate the candidate's level of knowledge of analytic philosophy. It should also specify the itinerary for which the candidate wishes to apply.

  1. d) applicants who are not native speakers of English and whose undergraduate degree was not taught in English must submit evidence for their English language skills. This evidence can come in various forms, but should reliably indicate a minimum level of proficiency approximately equivalent to B2.2 (upper end of B2 in the Common European Frame of Reference).

We will, for example, accept the following test results or certificates as evidence:

IELTS: 6.5 (or at least no component below 6.0)

TOEFL: 550 (PBT), 99 (iBT)

British Council First Certificate

University of Cambridge First Certificate in English


The required documents can be uploaded using the online application.

Alternatively, they could also be sent by email to

Please note that this is for admissions purposes only. If you are admitted and take up your place, you will still need to present original documents to the faculty office in order to enroll in the course during the registration period.



When making the application for admission to the master, the applicant is required to pay 30 Euros. The 30 Euro fee charged for applications for admission ("pre-inscripción) will no lo longer be counted towards the registration fees. This change is a consequence of new regulations by the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya).

When filling in the online application at the above address, after filling in your personal details, you will be asked whether you want to make the payment. If you accept, you will have the option of paying straight away with a credit or debit card, or making the payment in cash at one of the participating banks: Banco Sabadell, La Caixa or CatalunyaCaixa. Your application can only be accepted once you have not only sent us the relevant documents but have also paid the deposit or fee.


Should the number of qualified candidates exceed the number of available places, the academic board will make a selection based on the following weighted criteria:

(a) Overall mark in the access degree (weighted at 50%);

(b) Relevant activities or merits (as shown in the CV), such as: further degrees, participation in conferences or similar events, grants and awards, etc (weighted at 20%)

(c) Suitability of the candidate's background and motivations, as indicated in the letter of motivation, given the aims and contents of the master programme (weighted at 30%).

If necessary, candidates may be interviewed in person.


A committee of representatives of the four universities is responsible for admission to the programme. Decisions on admissions are usually communicated to candidates within two weeks of their documents being received and the deposit being paid.