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What will I learn?

Philosophical issues touch all aspects of life and are relevant to every discipline. In this program, you’ll explore the most fundamental questions concerning the world and our place in it. Study the nature of truth, justice, knowledge, meaning and beauty. Explore the nature of reasoning and practice applying critical-thinking skills in everyday life.


Communications coordinator
Community worker
Human resources coordinator
Immigration or intelligence officer
Labour relations officer
Legal professional
Librarian or archivist
Logistics coordinator
Policy analyst
Program manager
Risk analyst
Software programmer
Technical writer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,836.00 (US$ 20,974) per year
Application deadline

31 January 2023

Start date

6 September 2023


Faculty of Humanities

Clearihue Building, room C305,

University of Victoria,


British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program; IELTS (Academic): 6.5, with no component less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): 90, with no section less than 20; TOEFL PBT (paper-based test): 575

For international students

Twelve years of academic preparation and graduation from a recognized senior secondary school or completion of a recognized diploma program.

Applicants must satisfy the minimum admission requirements for international students.
University entrance examinations offered in the home country may also be required.

CAEL: 70, with no section less than 60

IELTS (Academic): 6.5, with no component less than 6.0

LPI: Level 6

MET (4-skill only): 64

TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): 90, with no section less than 20

TOEFL PBT (paper-based test): 575

Apply to UVic by: January 31

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Victoria offers below pathways courses for this subject

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