Double degree in Psychology + Philosophy

Doble Grado en Psicología + Filosofía
Course title

Double degree in Psychology + Philosophy*

Academic area

Psychology / Humanities


4 years


On-site / Blended



405 ECTS

Student profile

Students who have an interest in the functioning of the human mind and working with people and who also have an interest in studying a traditional degree in Philosophy with a Christian philosophical perspective.

Admissions and enrolment

Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

Academic Calendar

Class timetables



Degree in Philosophy organised alongside the Saint Theresa of Jesus Catholic University of Ávila

Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Double Degree in Psychology and Philosophy

New double degree in Psychology and Philosophy that allows students to earn two official degrees. 

2. Employability 

93.3 % of our Psychology students find employment at the end of their studies, 10 percentage points above the average for Catalan universities (AQU 2020 Jobs Survey)

3. Methodology

In the degree of Psychology, our teaching model is based on practical, personalised training, linking theory with professional practice, through placements at companies, schools, hospitals and day centres, along with practical workshops and seminars. We have more than 15 years’ experience offering professional education in psychology.

We promote an active, enterprising spirit in students, such as through the creation of the Psykhé Group. This group organises the Annual Conference of Students of Psychology, in which students present a project or study they have carried out in a specific area in the course of their degree. It reinforces early research activity and provides valuable experience in public presentations.

The degree in Philosophy can be taken in person or remotely. Students have the option of attending classes two afternoons a week at Abat Oliba CEU University or studying the course from anywhere in the world thanks to our online teaching platform. This format means the degree can be combined with other studies or made to fit around your job. 

3. Comprehensive options

Philosophy: Students can continue their studies after the undergraduate degree by taking the Official Master's Degree in Humanistic and Social Studies, a cross-disciplinary programme aimed at helping students access a PhD programme in the field of humanities and the social sciences.
Psychology: The Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology enables students to practise the profession, whether they are self-employed or employed by others in the healthcare sector.


The Degree in Philosophy is organised by UAO CEU and the Saint Theresa of Jesus Catholic University of Ávila (UCAV), a Catholic university located in Ávila (Castilla y León). This university is well known for their experience in offering distance learning.

UCAV has three faculties: Social and Legal Sciences, Sciences and Arts, and Health Sciences.

4. Therapeutic Psychological Care Unit

Third- and fourth-year Psychology students attend master classes in Psychopathology as part of the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology, taught at the Therapeutic Care Unit run by UAO CEU at the Sagrat Cor University Hospital - Quirónsalud Group, allowing them to experience real therapeutic sessions with patients.

5. Teaching staff

More than 70% of the teaching staff of our Degree in Psychology are professionally active, specialising in the subject they teach.

The teaching staff of the Degree in Philosophy mostly come from the Thomist School of Barcelona, present in several universities around the world: Abat Oliba CEU University, the University of Barcelona, San Dámaso Ecclesiastical University, Universidad de los Andes de Chile, etc., who will teach from their respective centres.

6. International agreements

UAO CEU offers students the chance to go on international exchanges across the European Union, in the following countries: Germany, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Austria. We also have agreements outside the European Union, in the following countries: USA, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico.



1st year


  • Tendencies in Contemporary Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Physiology 1
  • Physiology 2
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic I
  • History of Ancient Philosophy I
  • Fundamentals of Theory of Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Nature
  • Fundamental Philosophical ProblemsLogic II
  • History of Ancient Philosophy II
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophical Anthropology I
  • Philosophy of Culture

2nd year


  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Methodology of Psychological Research
  • Perception, Attention and Memory
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Psychology of Emotions
  • Psychology of Groups and Organisations
  • Psychology of Language
  • History of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy I
  • Philosophical Anthropology II
  • Ethics I
  • Metaphysics I
  • History of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy II
  • Metaphysics II
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Ethics II
  • History of Spanish Philosophy I

3rd year


  • Biological Bases of Health and Mental Disorders
  • Psychological Intervention
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Clinical and Child Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Sports and Physical Activity
  • Psychology of Education
  • Psychology of the Company
  • Psychology of Exceptionality
  • Family Psychology
  • Psychology of Ageing
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychopathology 1
  • Psychopathology 2
  • History of Modern Philosophy I
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Political Philosophy I
  • History of Modern Philosophy II
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Political Philosophy II
  • Methodology of Philosophical Research
  • Philosophy of Language

4th year


  • Learning Difficulties
  • School Psychological Evaluation
  • Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Affective Disorders
  • Psychoeducational Intervention
  • Practicum (Psychology)
  • Prevention and Treatment of Addictive Behaviour
  • Prevention and Treatment of Eating Problems and Disorders
  • Psychodiagnosis
  • Legal Psychology
  • Psychology and Treatment of Anxiety
  • Final Degree Project (Psychology)
  • History of Contemporary Philosophy I
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Christian Social Thinking
  • History of Contemporary Philosophy II
  • Bioethics
  • History of Spanish Philosophy II
  • Philosophy of History
  • Final Degree Project (Philosophy)


Teaching staff



Teaching staff

  • Stefano Abbate (UAO-CEU)
  • Miguel Acosta (IHAA-CEU)
  • Javier Barraycoa (UAO-CEU)
  • Mariano Bártoli (UAO-CEU)
  • Miguel Ángel Belmonte (UAO-CEU)
  • José Antonio Calvo (UCAV)
  • M.ª Jesús Carravilla (UCAV)
  • Carmen Cortés (UAO-CEU)
  • Martín Echavarría (UAO-CEU)
  • Sara Gallardo (UCAV)
  • José M.ª Garrido (IHAA-CEU)
  • Núria Gómez (UAO-CEU)
  • Joan d’Àvila Juanola (UAO-CEU)
  • Marcin Kazmierczak (UAO-CEU)
  • Victoria Lamas (UCAV)
  • Enrique Martínez (UAO-CEU)
  • Jorge Martínez (UAO-CEU)
  • Alessandro Mini (UAO-CEU)
  • Rafael Monterde (UCAV)
  • Manuel Oriol (IHAA-CEU)
  • Marisa Pro (UCAV)
  • Fernando Romera (UCAV)
  • Pablo Sánchez (IHAA-CEU)
  • Francisco Trullén (UCAV)

Career opportunities


Upon completion of the official degree programmes in Psychology and Philosophy, students will be able to pursue a career in the following fields:

- Psychological care and guidance in health, education, welfare, judicial system and penitentiary centres, 
- Psychological care and guidance in psychology and speech therapy offices
- Teaching and research
- Cultural management and mediation
- Ethical, political and cultural advice and consultancy, etc.
- Editorial management





universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Católica de Argentina4*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
EPHEC (École Pratique des Hautes Études Commerciales)4B BRUXEL82French B2/English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Santo Tomás4*CL USTSpanish
Universidad Finis Terrae2*CL FTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo4*CL UDDSpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Muenchen1D MUNCHEN01German B1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens)1F AMIENS01French B1
ICES. Institut Catholique d'Études Supérieures4F LAROCHE01French B1/English B1
UPEC. Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne2F PARIS012English B1/French B1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Maynooth University7*IRL MAYNOOT01English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Università degli Studi di Ferrara3I FERRARA01Italian A2
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore6*I MILANO03Italian B1/English TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.0
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa6I NAPOLI04Italian B2/English B2
University of Padova2I PADOVA01Italian B1
Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA10I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1
Università degli Studi di Siena2I SIENA01Italian A2/English B1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Anáhuac México4*MX UAMNSpanish/TOEFL 89 o IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana2*MX UPSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac2*MX UNIVASpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen)3NL NIMEGE01English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Lima2*PE LIMASpanish
Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPSpanish
Universidad Católica San Pablo2PE UCSPSpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias3P LISBOA52Portugese B2/English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin6PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Nicolaus Copernicus University1*PL TORUN01English B1
Lazarski University1*PL WARSZAW14English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Liverpool John Moore University4*UK LIVERPO02English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Catholic University of America10*US CUATOEFL 80 IBT
Florida International University4*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/ IELTS 6,5
Regent University (Virginia)1US RUTOEFL o certificado del British Council
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/ IELTS 5.5
*: Places are distributed across degree programmes.

Fees and scholarships


Degree in Psychology: €7395 (*Price valid for the 2020-2021 academic year. Price for the 2021-2022 academic year yet to be confirmed).
Degree in Philosophy: €2895


Contact the Information Service if you want us to help you draw up a personalised economic plan.
Telephone: +34 932 53 72 00

Quality and regulation


The student must have an interest in aspects related to the functioning of the human mind and dealing with people. They must also be skilled in biology and the sciences, with an interest in the ultimate foundations of human life; skilled with problem analysis, diagnosis and solving; ability to analyse, synthesise and work as a team; excellent understanding and abstraction, expression, sociability, a broad view of the world and a perspective as to changing trends; a concern for the good of people and respect for their inalienable dignity.

People with an interest in studying a degree in Philosophy that takes an approach based on Christian Philosophy.