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