Philosophical questions about the self and human agency cut across traditional core areas of philosophy – so although our program is distinctive in its special thematic focus, your research project can span a broad range of the traditional philosophical fields.
The thematic focus on the self and human agency means you can work in diverse fields and from different philosophical perspectives, can productively engage in discussion and learn from others’ work, and will be well prepared for doctoral work in philosophy or for a career in any number of fields outside of philosophy.
The students of this Philosophy program from Wilfrid Laurier University get to know our faculty and work closely with them, both in seminars and beyond. Each MA student works particularly closely with a faculty mentor on the major research paper.
The graduates have gone on to work in business, law and academia. Examples of types of jobs held by our graduates include:
- ancient Greek ethics and rhetoric
- historical and contemporary constructions of sex, gender and sexuality
- gay, lesbian and queer politics
- theories of individual and collective identity
- feminist theory
- narrative views of the self
- personal identity
- climate ethics
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications will be considered until the program is full.
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 44 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree (honours) or equivalent.
- A minimum B+ average in your final year of undergraduate studies and a B+ cumulative average in all philosophy courses.
- Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of interests, a writing sample and letters of reference.
International13770 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6885 CAD per semester during 12 months.
National5246 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2623 CAD per semester during 12 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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