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School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Philosophy
Description:Broadly speaking, the principal aim of philosophy is to increase our understanding of ourselves, the world, and our place in it. Philosophy differs from the empirical and social sciences in important respects. One way to characterize philosophy is by the sorts of questions it seeks to answer, and the ways in which it seeks to answer them. Different areas of philosophy are characterized by the questions they address. For example, epistemology inquires into the nature of knowledge; metaphysics is concerned with the fundamental nature of the world and of the types of things that it contains; ethics investigates the nature of moral judgment and moral reasoning; while political philosophy examines such matters as justice, freedom, rights, democracy, and power; and logic is broadly the analysis of the structure of correct reasoning.

The Bachelor of Arts in philosophy is not a professional qualification. It prepares students for graduate work in philosophy and for study in other disciplines, e.g. law. As the interdisciplinary discipline par excellence, philosophy also maintains and encourages ties with other fields, so many students will find that certain classes in philosophy are directly relevant to their major area of study.
URL:Philosophy at McGill University
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,333
National: $9,509
International: $19,643

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

* 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 June 27, 2018