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Philosophy degrees abroad

Philosophy is the study of fundamental questions relating to the nature of knowledge, morality, values, reality, reason and god. While studying philosophy, you’ll navigate your way through some of life’s trickiest concepts by using research, critical thinking and reasoned arguments.

Philosophy is one of the oldest academic disciplines, having been founded by the ancient Greeks in the 6th Century BC. As a philosophy student today, you’ll be tasked with examining ideas that have perplexed academics for thousands of years, as well as debating more recent critical thought.

We are creatures of habit and products of our environment, that’s why studying philosophy abroad is such a great idea. By immersing yourself in a new culture with differing perspectives, you’ll be challenged to reassess your own worldview so that you become a more experienced, creative and critical philosopher.

Philosophy program structure

As an international student, you can study philosophy at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels. At undergraduate level, philosophy can be offered as either a BA or BSc, so it’s important to make sure you choose the course that most interests you.

Philosophy is a far-reaching academic field, so it’s no surprise that elements of it can be found in other programs like English, politics, sociology and history. As such, you can often choose to study philosophy alongside another related subject at undergraduate level.

If you choose to study in the US, you’ll probably follow the liberal arts model and select philosophy as your four-year undergraduate major. This means that you’ll work on your general studies and a few philosophy classes in your first two years, before focusing completely on philosophy in your final two years.

The structure of teaching and assessment will depend on your program and university, but it will usually involve attending lectures, seminars and tutorials, working on group projects, preparing and delivering presentations, writing essays and sitting exams.

The content and structure of every philosophy degree will be different, but most degrees will share core areas of study, including:

  • Ethics
  • Political philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Theory of knowledge
  • Feminism
  • Ancient philosophy

Types of philosophy degrees

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Philosophy study abroad programs

Philosophy undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in philosophy

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    Applied Philosophy - BA Whittier College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,924 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,924 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Philosophy: Minor in Theology - BA Dominican University College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,120 CAD

    Start date
    May
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    Philosophy, Politics, Economics - BA Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,449 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Bioscience and Philosophy - BA/BSc Lipscomb University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,860 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,860 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Philosophy - BA (Hons) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,459 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,609 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Associate in philosophy

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    Philosophy - ADT Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Philosophy - AA Douglas College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,421 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Philosophy - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Philosophy - AA-T Los Medanos College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Philosophy - AA Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    April, June, September, January
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Certificate in philosophy

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    Philosophy - Cert Dominican University College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,120 CAD

    Start date
    May
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Philosophy graduate programs

Master's in philosophy

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    Humanities: Philosophy and Theory - MH University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,491 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,491 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Philosophy - MA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Philosophy - MA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,620 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,620 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Philosophy - MA University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,402 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,879 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Philosophy - MPhil (Research) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,161 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in philosophy

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    Philosophy - PhD London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,965 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,270 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Philosophy - PhD Dominican University College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,752 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,680 CAD

    Start date
    May
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    Philosophy - PhD Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,736 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,736 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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Future philosophy careers

A degree in philosophy will equip you with transferable tools that you can use to pursue almost any career. With skills in critical thinking, research, persuasion, problem-solving, analysis and creativity, you’ll be well placed to excel in the following roles:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Barrister
  • Diplomat
  • Politician
  • Civil servant
  • Journalist
  • Humanitarian aid worker

Using your free time and university holidays to complete placements and internships will help you to get a head start in your chosen field. Most universities will have a career advice service to support you with preparing CVs and applying for roles.