The scientific field of Philosophy has maintained a longstanding relationship with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon ever since its 1977 foundation. The Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy proved the founding structure for the new Faculty of Human Sciences.

This scientific field has also stood out for its innovation: with the Master’s Degree accessible to degree holders from other fields; opening the first evening/weekend degree (between 2007 and 2009); and, since 2009/2010, running the first and only undergraduate degree in Philosophy making recourse to a distance learning regime. Since 2013, there has been ongoing collaboration with the National UNESCO Commission, particularly for commemorating World Philosophy Day.