12 months
6654 CAD/year
5121 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Philosophy at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. 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. 


Key facts

The interests of the Philosophy faculty are wide-ranging with a particular concentration in the historical aspects of philosophy. Considerable expertise exists in ethical and political philosophy, logic, metaphysics, and epistemology, as well as in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, existentialism, aesthetics, and hermeneutics.

The MA program in Philosophy at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, 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.


  • The Faculty and Graduate Students in the Department of Philosophy emphasize the continuous publication of new research in philosophy in the forms of books and journals and engage together in active research programs. 
  • The Department also plans and hosts numerous conferences and speakers each year (e.g. the Philosophy Colloquium, Bradley Lectures in Speculative Metaphysics, the Bi-Annual Graduate Conference).
  • The research clusters below represent areas of research strength and focus. The wide range of research interests among our faculty allows students various possibilities for pursuing projects involving joint supervision or international resarch exchanges.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Metaphysics 
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Ethics and Political Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail or courier)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal 
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements (may be required).
  • Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6654 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6654 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5121 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5121 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Students: $3,939 per full programme

Living costs for St. John's

1159 - 1707 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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