International students

Courses taught in English

Master degree in Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs

All international students can enroll in any class of the master degree in Philosophy, Politics and Public Affairs (PPPA) co-organised by the Faculty of Philosophy of University Vita-Salute San Raffaele and the University of Milan.

Other courses taught in English

Furthermore, international students can enroll in any of the listed courses below from the master degree course in Philosophy of the Contemporary World of University Vita-Salute San Raffaele. Each of the listed courses will be taught in English, in case it hosts at least three non-Italian speaking international students:

Exchange program with ITC Toulouse

Students of the master’s degree in Philosophy of the Contemporary World have the possibility to earn an international joint master’s degree in Philosophy in collaboration with the Institute Catholique de Toulouse (ICT).

Italian language Course

The UniSR organizes a free intensive Italian language course for incoming Erasmus Students (generally 20 hours). This course is held yearly before the beginning of the academic year. Each lesson usually lasts 2 hours and classes are grouped according to ability (basic and intermediate levels).


PhD Courses

Our PhD Courses offer opportunity of research in various fields and are designed to provide students with the ability to take on new and original research developing both the technical capabilities and the intellectual approach.

The PhD title will provide a professional preparation suited to both the academic career and other research careers.

Research activities

The Faculty of Philosophy at San Raffaele University belongs to one of the most important Research Centres in Europe, having the body, the mind and the human person as a threefold focus of its three Faculties (Medicine, Psychology, Philosophy).

All teaching and research activities of our Faculty share:
•    a rejection of any rigid divide between Humanities and Exact/Experimental Sciences;
•    an acknowledgement of  the crucial role that philosophy is currently being called on to play, namely to shed light on the relationship between the world of everyday life and those worlds discovered and investigated in recent centuries by the natural sciences, especially by the cognitive sciences;
•    a deep concern for a demand, coming from contemporary society, of enhancement in critical and practical awareness of some crucial issues in modern, pluralistic and technological democracies.

The undergraduate and graduate courses cover all main areas of philosophical studies:
•    Foundations of thought and of reality (Logics, Phenomenology, Metaphysics, Theology)
•    Science, the human mind, language, person and society (Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Sciences, Philosophy of Personhood, Social Ontology)
•    The Right and the Good, individual and public (Moral and Political Philosophy)
•    Ideas, Cultures, Civilisations and their history (History of philosophy, Hermeneutics, History of Ideas, with a specific interest in the history of Italian Philosophy

The research activity of the faculty is developed within the following research centres, which promote and follow the research interests of advanced and D.Phil students, organizing workshops, seminars, conferences (see our current activities calendar)

Credits can be acquired not only following the ordinary courses, but also attending some of the research activities (D.Phil Seminars and Schools, Invited Papers, Conferences etc.)