Faculty of Religious Studies

The programme “Foundation Year in Philosophy” prepares students for the study of Catholic Theology. The one-year programme covers the modules English I and II, Latin I and II, Logic, Ontology, Asian Philosophy, History of Classical Philosophy, History of Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Knowledge, Philosophical Anthropology, Axiology and Ethics, and Phenomenology of Religion. The programme is required for students who pursue the canonical ecclesiastical degree (5 years) granted by the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Portugal. Students enroll in the Foundation Year of Philosophy before taking the four-year Bachelor in Christian Studies. The programme also suits students  interested in acquiring a solid philosophical foundation for further studies in Science, Humanities or Comparative Religion.

Full-time (day) programme}
1 year

Teaching medium

Total number of credits for graduation


September to May

Weekly schedule
Mondays to Fridays, 09:00-18:30

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the following modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Year 1 Bachelor
2.00 credits