Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Philosophy (M.A.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Field of Study:Philosophy
Areas of Research:Feminist Philosophy; History of Philosophy; Moral Political and Legal Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind and Language; Philosophy of Science
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)


The MA in Philosophy at Western is a one-year program. Students take six one-term courses and write a 10,000-word research paper over the summer (which may, but need not, develop work from one of their courses).

Each year, the courses available reflect the strengths and diversity of interests of the faculty, which collect along five principal fields: feminist philosophy; history of philosophy (ancient, medieval and modern); moral, political and legal philosophy; philosophy of mind and language; and philosophy of science (including mathematics and logic).


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ Honours (or four-year) Bachelor's program from an accredited institution.
    ▪ Minimum 78% average in the last two years of the undergraduate degree.

    In special circumstances, students whose specialization is not philosophy may be admitted, depending upon how relevant their discipline of training is to their intended program of study in philosophy.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 19, 2022