Master of Arts Philosophy
Master of Arts Philosophy (MA)

Short duration MA

Be curious about abstract ideas and master critical thinking.

Philosophy is everywhere in discussion about current issues, for example, ethical questions surrounding artificial intelligence or the right to die with dignity. The master’s program develops critical and abstract thinking, along with the ability to classify and present information, skills necessary for both. Many program graduates work in law, politics, the natural sciences, computer science, journalism or health care.

Discover a variety of philosophical approaches.

Few universities have kept multiple philosophical approaches in their course offerings. At uOttawa, department professors teach the history of philosophy, from both analytical and continental perspectives, and make room for non-Western traditions. You will find experts in metaphysics, the theory of knowledge and political and ethical philosophy. As well, you can take courses dealing with interdisciplinary issues in engineering, medicine, science and arts, the result of interfaculty partnerships.

Engage with experts in the field.

Our professors are regularly invited by the media to discuss current issues. They will give you access to a broad network of experts thanks to a wide array of speakers for you each year.

Get in touch

Mitia Rioux-Beaulne, Director of graduate studies

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  • Courses (12 months)


  • Full- or part-time enrolment
  • In-person courses
  • September or January start
  • Courses taught in French or in English

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