Philosophy (MA)

The Brock Philosophy MA program is the only program in Canada where students may study Eastern philosophy and contemporary continental thought. The program focuses on the following areas: recent and contemporary continental and Asian thought, as well as comparative philosophy. Students will also become more familiar with post-structural continental thinkers.


  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Eastern Philosophy
  • Comparative Philosophy

Entry point:

  • September (full-time or part-time)


  • MRP Stream – 5 terms
  • Thesis Stream – 6 terms

This program is funded for the defined length above as outlined on our financial page.

Application deadline:

  • February 1

*Please note that applications are accepted until the program is full.  Please contact the program directly for more details.

Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements .
  2. Complete the online application  and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • Two academic references are required.
    • A statement of intent concerning graduate studies in philosophy at Brock.
    • A writing sample (no more than 20 pages in length), is required and beneficial. It should be related to the study of philosophy.

Career outcomes

  • PhD programs in Philosophy, English, Comparative Literature, Political Thought and other disciplines
  • Teaching Philosophy at the Highschool level
  • Positions in education and education administration
  • Positions on boards or governmental agencies (especially committees governing ethics)
  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Journalism