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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Philosophy program of University of Victoria, British Columbia is exploring the discipline that studies the most fundamental questions of life, the questions that people across all ages and cultures have always asked themselves about the world and their place in it: what is the meaning of life? What is the ultimate nature of reality? Does God exist? Are there objective standards of right and wrong? Is there life after death? 

Areas of focus

  • Applied ethics (minor)

Career paths

A degree in philosophy is an excellent preparation for further studies—our alumni have pursued degrees in law, education and business.

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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:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Reasoning in the Sciences and Engineering
  • Critical Thinking
  • Elementary Formal Logic
  • Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
  • Introduction to Islamic Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program. University entrance examinations required in the home country may also be requested.
  • In addition, students must satisfy UVic’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (ENPR). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Some programs have a higher admission cut-off, or require specific prerequisite courses, and/or additional selection criteria.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24926 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24926 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5696 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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