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Bircham International University - Adult Degree Programs Online.


Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities

Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning


Philosophy is the study of the most fundamental questions that arise from reflecting on the nature of the world and the place human beings occupy in it. The importance of studying philosophy lies in the habits of thought it inculcates, the breadth of vision it encourages, and the perspective it gives on ourselves, our activities, and our lives among others. The study of philosophy offers one of the best opportunities to enhance one's analytical, critical, expressive, and interpretive abilities, and to build both spoken and written arguments and respond to them. The program also suggests using philosophical wisdom as a way to cope with life, whether it be a specific problem or general depression. It is, undoubtedly, the beginning of a process that can enrich one's life immensely.


Academic Supervisor : Agusti Guisasola Prados
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"No matter what technology supports the education process, learning occurs only as a result of the active processing by our biological brain." William Martin, BIUCEO.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Arts & Humanities via distance learning


Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 48 Academic credits - Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 48 Academic credits: Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601PHI - Perception & Knowledge
602PHI - The Search for Meaning
603PHI - Philosophic Trends
604PHI - Philosophy of Ethics & Law
605PHI - Moral Principles
606PHI - Multicultural Diversity
607PHI - Indian Philosophies
608PHI - Philosophy of Religion
609PHI - Law & Justice
610PHI - Theory of Knowledge
611PHI - Philosophy of Language
612PHI - Philosophy of Mind
613PHI - Philosophy of Science
614PHI - Metaphysics
615PHI - Ethical Dilemmas
616PHI - Philosophy & Critical Thinking
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Bibliography: Philosophy & Critical Thinking via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Humanities.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Philosophy & Critical Thinking:


ABF - Academia Brasileira de Filosofia
ABFR - Associação Brasileira de Filosofia da Religião
ABRAFP - Associação Brasileira de Filosofia e Psicanálise
ACFAS - Association Francophone pour le Savoir
AEEFP - Asociación Española de Ética y Filosofía Política
AFYL - Asociación de Filosofía y Liberación
AGEAC - Asociación Geofilosófica de Estudios Antropológicos y Culturales
AIFIBI - Asociación Iberoamericana de Filosofía de la Biología
AILACT - Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking
APA - American Philosophical Association
APEFP - Associação Portuguesa de Ética e Filosofia Prática
AS - Aristotelian Society
Associação Portuguesa de Ética e Filosofia Práctica
BPA - British Philosophical Association
BSPS - British Society for the Philosophy of Science
CTA - Critical Thinking Association
DFE - Diccionario de Filosofía en Español
ESPP - European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
FAPSA - Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations
FCT - Foundation For Critical Thinking
FESOFI - Federación de Sociedades de Filosofía
FISP - Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie
FNLP - Fédération Nationale de la Libre Pensée
GPC - Grupo Pensamiento Crítico
IAPL - International Association for Philosophy and Literature
IAWP - International Association of Women Philosophers
ICPHS - International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences
ISPC - International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry
ISSR - International Society for Science & Religion
ONPHI - Organisation Non-Philosophique Internationale
PC - Pensamento Crítico
PSA - Philosophy of Science Association
RIP - Royal Institute Philosophy
SAF - Sociedad Académica de Filosofía
SAP - Society for Applied Philosophy
SAPE - Sociedad para el Avance del Pensamiento Crítico
SBFA - Sociedade Brasileira de Filosofia Analítica
SEPFI - Sociedad Española de Profesores de Filosofía
SFP - Société Française de Philosophie
SPF - Sociedade Portuguesa de Filosofia
SWIP UK - UK Society for Women in Philosophy
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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Philosophy & Critical Thinking

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Philosophy & Critical Thinking


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Philosophy & Critical Thinking. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Philosophy & Critical Thinking to different Arts & Humanities decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Philosophy & Critical Thinking, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities

Philosophy & Critical Thinking Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Philosophy & Critical Thinking


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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