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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.

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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

Philosophy study abroad programs

Philosophy undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in philosophy

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    Philosophy, Politics, Economics - BA Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,411 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Philosophy - BA University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,641 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,641 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Philosophy - BA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,135 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,224 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Bioscience and Philosophy - BSc Lipscomb University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,572 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,572 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Business, Philosophy and the Law - BA Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,962 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,386 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Associate in philosophy

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    Philosophy - AA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,538 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,415 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Philosophy (Transfer) - AAS-T Big Bend Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,789 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,789 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Philosophy - ADT Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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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 Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Philosophy graduate programs

Master's in philosophy

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    Arts (Thesis): Philosophy - MA (Thesis) University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,548 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    May, June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April
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    Philosophy - MA University of Alberta, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,418 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,410 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA) - MA The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,009 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Philosophy - MA University of Ottawa, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,343 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Humanities: Philosophy and Theory - MH University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,344 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,344 USD

    Start date
    January
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Doctorate in philosophy

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    Philosophy - PhD Global Humanistic University, Netherlands
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    • Part-time

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,334 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,334 USD

    Start date
    May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April
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    Mathematics and Philosophy - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,336 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    May, June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April
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    Philosophy - PhD Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,947 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,201 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Philosophy - PhD Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,080 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,680 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
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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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Diploma in philosophy

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    Philosophy - GDip Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,714 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,390 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Science: Philosophy - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,130 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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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.