12 months
16980 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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Philosophy from University of Ottawa participates in the collaborative programs in Women’s Studies (at the MA level), in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (at the MA level) and in Canadian Studies (at the PhD level). 


Philosophy from University of Ottawa is proud of the state of the art research conducted by its professors. 

Students at Philosophy from University of Ottawa will focus on research strengths and efforts in four Strategic Areas of Development in Research (SADRs):

  • Canada and the World
  • Health
  • e-Society
  • Molecular and Environmental Sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Anglo American Philosophy
  • French Philosophy
  • German Philosophy
  • Logic and Philosophy of Science
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to the MA program a candidate must have an honours BA in Philosophy (or the equivalent) with a minimum "B" average. 
  • An application dossier must include official transcripts and two letters of recommendation. For the master's with thesis, the dossier must also include a description of the intended field of research, and a sample of written work in philosophy (15-25 pp.).
  • English Proficiency
  • Resume (must include chronological academic history)  
  • Letter of intent 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16980 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8490 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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