PhilosophyDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Program ContactAngela Mendelovici (Graduate Chair) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of PhilosophyWestern University
Stevenson Hall Rm 2150C
London, Ontario N6A 5B8
t. 519-661-2111 ext. 85744
The PhD in Philosophy at Western in a four-year program. In their first year students take courses; in their second they take a comprehensive exam in their main research area and complete a course that will lead the writing and defend of a thesis prospectus; their third and fourth years are spent writing their dissertations.
The courses and supervision available reflect the strengths and diversity of interests of the faculty, which collect along five principal fields: feminist philosophy; history of philosophy (ancient, medieval and modern); moral, political and legal philosophy; philosophy of mind and language; and philosophy of science (including mathematics and logic).
For details about our fields of research, please visit: https://www.uwo.ca/philosophy/graduate/Fields%20of%20Research/index.html.
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- 12 Terms
- Full-time study
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships (if eligible):
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fee schedules (per term) are posted on the Office of the Registrar's website at http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/fees_refunds/fee_schedules.html
For details about our admission requirements, please visit: https://www.uwo.ca/philosophy/graduate/admissions/admission_requirements/index.html
English Language Proficiency
For details about our English language proficiency requirements, please visit: https://grad.uwo.ca/admissions/international.html
- January 7 (opens October 7) - Fall term
Fields of Research
- Feminist Philosophy
- History of Philosophy
- Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy
- Philosophy of Mind & Language
- Philosophy of Science