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University of Victoria

12 months
5074 CAD/year
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You’ll have the freedom to explore everything from moral and political philosophy to metaphysics. Our graduate program has proven research output and a strong international reputation. The research, support and mentorship you experience here will enrich your future studies and career.

Our MA in Philosophy at University of Victoria, British Columbia combines coursework with a major research project. You’ll work closely with your supervisor to create this project. You’ll study advanced philosophy topics, including a seminar on research methods in the field. You'll also complete a professional development practicum that will enhance your career skills. You’ll graduate with strong research and critical-thinking skills that will give you a competitive edge in your career field of choice. This program also opens doors to further education, either at the PhD level or in other fields like law.

Areas of focus

  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Applied ethics
  • Ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Feminist philosophy
  • History of philosophy
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Political philosophy
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of science
  • Social philosophy

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods Seminar
  • Professional Development Practicum
  • Major Research Project

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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60 alternative credits


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General requirements

The Department of Philosophy normally accepts students for September entry only.

  • Admission to MA study in philosophy is normally restricted to students with a strong undergraduate degree in philosophy. Students must have a minimum B+ (6.0) average of the final 30 units of credit (or equivalent) of their Bachelor’s degree. The Department requires a minimum score of 580 on the standard TOEFL test for applicants whose native language is not English. A short sample of written work (about 10 pages) must be submitted with the application. For further information, visit the Department of Philosophy website.

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    4022 CAD/year
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1490 - 2092 CAD /month
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