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Political and Legal Thought

12 months
12927 CAD/year
5773 CAD/year
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Political and Legal Thought from Queen's University is a 12-month collaborative degree that allows students to specialize in social, political, and legal theory. 


Political and Legal Thought from Queen's University builds on the close connections that exist at Queen’s between the Departments of Philosophy and Political Studies and the Faculty of Law. It provides an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary engagement with leading scholars in a lively intellectual community.  

Students at Political and Legal Thought from Queen's University will gain knowledge in:

  • global justice, 
  • jurisprudence, 
  • ethics and animals, 
  • just war theory, 
  • feminism and the law, 
  • bio-ethics, 
  • egalitarianism, 
  • human rights.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Feminisms, critical social theory, gender and sexuality 
  • Criminal law theory 
  • Hermeneutics and education 
  • Justice and the biomedical sciences, ideal/non-ideal theory 
  • Practical ethics, political philosophy
  • Jurisprudence 
  • Moral psychology and moral theory 
  • Animals and political theory, multiculturalism, citizenship
  • Distributive justice, democracy, public reason, libertarianism 
  • Identity politics, critical theory, feminist theory 
  • Human rights, distributive 
  • Global justice and responsibility 
  • International human rights, international criminal law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  JD/LLB with a B+ average normally required.
  • On-line application (currently $110 fee)
  • Two Recommendations 
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume. 
  • Statement of Objectives  
  • Research Proposal  
  • Writing samples  
  • English-Language Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    5773 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5773 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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