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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #462 (QS) Montréal, Canada
The central focus of Philosophy offered by Concordia University Montréal  is developing rigorous conceptual frameworks and methods of conceptual analysis adequate to addressing fundamental questions about reality and human life, including questions about the direction we’re headed in as humans. 


Program Details

By cultivating your philosophical ability at the MA level you’ll be in a position to wrestle with some of our most significant concerns: the basis of ethical action, human rights, global justice or our relationship with the environment.

At Concordia University Montréal, we specialize in and encompass both Anglo-American and Continental-European approaches, as well as the history of philosophy.

The MA Philosophy students are looking at topics such as: Global justice, Kant’s metaphysics, Merleau-Ponty and traumatic memory, as well as Levinas’s ethics.

They offer a personalized learning environment, supported by a community of committed professors.

The students are well-placed to continue in the field by pursuing doctoral studies and many are now working at universities around the world.  Whatever your path, clarity of thought and careful reasoning, along with familiarity with the history of ideas, will prove invaluable assets.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient philosophy
  • Kant and post-Kantian German philosophy
  • Environmental philosophy
  • Moral and political philosophy
  • Feminist philosophy
  • Philosophy of science
  • Cognitive science
  • Phenomenology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B-
Recommended score: B-

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  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 580

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General Requirements

An honours degree in philosophy, or its equivalent. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31141 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31141 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6284 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6284 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Students from Canada 14747 CAD

Living costs for Montréal

  • 1074 - 1760 CAD/month
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