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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #60 (QS) Providence, RI, United States
The B.A. in Philosophy at Brown University offers courses covering subjects from the philosophy of religion to the philosophies of science and literature.
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Overview

The Philosophy program offered by Brown University provides survey courses on various periods in the history of philosophy. 

Concentrators can expect to strengthen their knowledge of and skills in ancient philosophy, early modern philosophy, logic, epistemology and metaphysics. Students are asked to identify an area of specialization.

Graduates with B.A. in Philosophy from Brown University will:

  • Learn to think analytically and creatively about philosophical texts and issues
  • Understand the work of major figures in the history of philosophy, including Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Kant
  • Become familiar with arguments and approaches in metaphysics or epistemology, and a selection of other areas of philosophy, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of language; as well as topics in ethics and political philosophy
  • Know how to carry out logical proofs and derivations within a formal system

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Place of Persons

  • Free Speech
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Paradox and Infinity
  • Ethical Themes in the Contemporary American Short Story
  • Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    8

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Online application 
  • Personal statement regarding their interests and/or intended areas of study.
  • We strongly encourage applicants to submit a scanned image of the transcript at the time of application, which can speed processing; however, a final, official transcript will be required of all admitted students who matriculate. Applicants who have attended international institutions must submit transcripts or certified attestations of study, with certified English translations. 
  • Three letters of recommendation by persons well qualified to speak from first-hand knowledge about the applicant's potential for graduate study. All letters should comment on an applicant’s ability to do research and perform in the program’s required coursework.  
  • TOEFL/IELTS - not required if you have earned a degree from a non-U.S. university where the primary language of instruction is English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29627 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    59254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29627 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Providence

  • 1030 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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