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The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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170 - 6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z2

Philosophy (PhD) - Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Philosophy, Other
Description The UBC PhD in Philosophy enables students who show exceptional intellectual promise to complete their academic training, and to embark on their own careers of philosophical research. During their first two to three years in the program all students take courses that provide them with expertise in a broad range of philosophical topics, including value theory, the history of philosophy, and the core areas of metaphysics and epistemology. They also receive training in whatever formal research methods might be necessary for their work. Students who successfully complete the department's comprehensive examination then go on to write a dissertation, working under the supervision of a committee of faculty members, in which their own philosophical ideas are presented and explained. Students also get the opportunity to gain experience of teaching philosophy, through work as teaching assistants in a broad range of courses. Students in the UBC Department of Philosophy's doctoral programme work closely with the department's faculty, and so benefit fully from our internationally recognized expertise in a unique range of philosophical fields. The department has a supportive, collegial, and philosophically inspiring culture. Students have a range of opportunities to participate fully in its intellectual life. They are also encouraged to participate in the broader community of philosophers, with several sources of funding being available that enable students to present their research at international academic conferences.
Website: Philosophy (PhD) - Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Areas of Research: Ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of mathematics and science, logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind and language, aesthetics, and the history of philosophy.
Thesis Based? Yes
Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 76
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: September 26, 2017