Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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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
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)


The PhD in Philosophy at Western in a four-year program. In their first year students take courses; in their second they take a comprehensive exam in their main research area and complete a course that will lead the writing and defend of a thesis prospectus; their third and fourth years are spent writing their dissertations.

The courses and supervision 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:
    ▪ Master's degree from an accredited institution.
    ▪ Minimum A- average in the Master's degree.

    In special circumstances, admission will be offered to students with a Master’s in another discipline, depending on whether their program of study for the Master’s is appropriately related to their intended area of research 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