12 months
12927 CAD/year
5772 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Philosophy from Queen's University is recognized internationally for its research excellence in political philosophy and cognate fields like normative ethics, applied ethics (especially animal ethics and bioethics) and legal philosophy. 


Philosophy from Queen's University has strengths in continental philosophy, ancient philosophy, history of philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. 

Students at Philosophy from Queen's University will:

  • gain a strong, general education in philosophy 
  • get opportunities for advanced, independent research on topics of students' choosing. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Current Issues in Moral Philosophy
  • The Ethics of Self-Defense
  • Current Issues in Social and Political Philosophy
  • Distributive Justice, Human Rights, and Equality of Opportunity
  • Current Issues in Social and Political Philosophy
  • Animals and the Frontiers of Citizenship
  • 19th and 20th century Indian Philosophy
  • Ethical Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA Honours undergraduate degree in Philosophy or equivalent with a minimum A- standing.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two current academic references are required. 
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Interest
  • Current Course List
  • Writing Sample
  • Application Fee
  • Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12927 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12927 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5772 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5772 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
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