Program list & descriptions

Philosophy ( Masters )

This program has particular strengths in aesthetics, applied ethics, ethics, epistemology, feminist philosophy, history of philosophy, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. 


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA B+ on final two years of undergraduate degree

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September February 1 February 1


  • Letter of support
  • Statement of intent
  • Sample of written work
  • For details, please consult the Philosophy website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Graduate Secretary/Reception Jindra Belanger 250-721-7047 COR B228
Department Secretary Cathy Rzeplinski 250-721-7046 COR B228
Chair Ann Stahl 250-721-7057 COR B246b
FAX 250-721-6215


Registration/ Co-Undergraduate Advisor Becky Wigen 250-721-7053 COR B219
Undergraduate Advisor Helen Kurki 250-721-7045 COR B211a
Honours Advisor Daromir Rudnyckyj 250-721-6273 COR B208
Graduate Advisor Yin-Man Lam 250-721-7051 COR B209

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
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