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Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) ,
Memorial's Department of Philosophy offers a thriving intellectual community where students are invited to explore the nature and problems of human existence and human thought. The interests of the Philosophy faculty are wide-ranging with a particular concentration in the historical aspects of philosophy.

About

  • The Department encourages student participation in regular discussion groups and colloquia. Recent guest lecturers featured in the Department's international speakers series include Richard Rorty (University of Virginia), Jane Heal (Cambridge), Günter Wohlfart (Wuppertal), Carl Hausman (Pennsylvania State), Th. C. W. Oudemans (Leiden), Daniel Dennett (TUFTS), Gunther Mensching (Hannover), Guy Debrock (Nijmegen), and Roland Faber (Vienna).
  • The MA program in Philosophy has a strong emphasis on writing. The program is designed so that it may be completed in one academic year (three semesters) of full-time study. The program can also be taken part time, in which case completion is longer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Ethical and Political Theory
  • Special Topics
  • Selected Texts
  • Current Issues

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study or advanced diploma in sustainable aquaculture from Marine Institute (or equivalent)

Application checklist:

  • Graduate Web Application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency (must be submitted by post mail)
  • Additional forms and documents may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    1270 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
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