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Study philosophy in Canada

An in-depth guide to studying philosophy in Canada as an international student

What types of philosophy degree can you study in Canada?

What do philosophy experts in Canada say?

  • Dr Iva Apostolova

    Dr Iva Apostolova

    Dominican University College Vice-President Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Dr Iva Apostolova says

    Dominican University College (DUC) offers the full range of degrees in philosophy and theology, in both Canada's official languages. Both disciplines are taught with an emphasis on their histories, an essentially European approach to higher education.

    Philosophy is a fundamental discipline teaching us about the world and humanity's place in it, while at the same time challenging one's preconceived notions. Philosophy has had theology as its dance partner for a significant portion of its historical development, and as such, at DUC we believe we offer access to the two most essential disciplines that open the door to the rest of the humanities.

    Canada has one of the most beautiful and well preserved natural landscapes in the world. It offers access to the outdoors all year round. Canada scores routinely in the top 5 of the world's best places to live.

    Canadians are known for their open-mindedness, friendliness, and progressive thinking reflected in its legislative and immigration policies. At the same time, Ottawa, with its four universities, two of which are some of the biggest in the country, has been voted the city with the highest level of education per capita, and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

    With a 1:7 professor to student ratio, we pride ourselves in being thorough, meticulous, and research-driven in our pedagogical methodology, while at the same time, maintaining a hands-on approach in coaching our students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

    One should also not forget that as a bilingual institution located in a bilingual city, DUC offers the opportunity to learn another language (English or French) and practice it on a daily basis with both native and non-native speakers.

    Our undergraduate and master's students often choose careers in either law or civil service, both of which require strong analytical skills and training in ethics. Another popular and natural career path for our undergraduate students is teaching at elementary and secondary school levels. Our Doctoral students aim at staying in academia, both in Canada and US, or choose the path of working for government and non-government funded research institutes.

Top philosophy programs in Canada

What are the top Philosophy Undergraduate programs in Canada?

Bachelor's in philosophy in Canada

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    Philosophy - BA St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,522 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,768 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Philosophy: Minor in Ethics - BPhil Dominican University College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,302 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,120 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Philosophy - BA University of New Brunswick, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,629 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,357 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    French and Philosophy - BA (Hons) Lakehead University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,534 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,604 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Philosophy - BA Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,373 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,484 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in philosophy in Canada

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    Philosophy - AA Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,134 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Philosophy - AA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,790 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Certificate in philosophy in Canada

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    Philosophy: Applied Ethics - Cert Dominican University College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,302 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,120 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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What are the top Philosophy Graduate programs in Canada?

Master's in philosophy in Canada

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    Philosophy - MA Dominican University College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,453 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,680 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Doctorate in philosophy in Canada

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    Philosophy - PhD Dominican University College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,453 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,680 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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