Program Information

School: University of Prince Edward Island
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Philosophy
Description: Philosophy is for the intellectually curious. We like to analyse the concepts that underpin our world views. For example: What is justice, morality, love, knowledge, nature, freedom, identity? To help you explore these questions, we offer courses in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, logic, political philosophy, environmental philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the history of philosophy, among others. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, respectful, and engaging environment to help you craft well-articulated, well-defended, autonomous thought.

As with anything, the more you put into philosophy, the more you will get out of it. We love voracious readers of primary texts. We love critical, creative, and reflective thinkers. We love those who recognize that philosophical argumentation requires careful support. We especially love those who can write clearly, succinctly, and offer poignant illustrations. If these are traits you love as well, it may be time to give philosophy a whirl.

URL: Philosophy at University of Prince Edward Island
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,326

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include compulsory fees.

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550-5.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. ]

The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI); evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) – overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test – 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test – 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB – 80; CanTEST – 4.5; CAEL – 60; Pearson Test of English – 58; Cambridge Advanced English – CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken – Pre-1.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Statement of Research Interests

To be admitted to the honours program, the student must submit a letter of application to the chair of the department. The letter must include a brief proposal of the intended research, a naming of the student’s potential supervisor (we recommend prior consultation with the potential supervisor), and a copy of the student’s updated transcripts. Applicants must have registered in, or have completed, the major program in philosophy. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.