The Department of Philosophy at Queen's University is recognized internationally for its research excellence in political philosophy and cognate fields like normative ethics, applied ethics (especially animal ethics and bioethics) and legal philosophy. The Department also has strengths in continental philosophy, ancient philosophy, history of philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. For more about the Department's research areas, visit our Faculty and Research pages.
The Department of Philosophy offers three graduate programs: the M.A. program, the M.A. in Political and Legal Thought (PLT) program, and the Ph.D. program. Details about each program can be found at the pages below. For information on admissions, application procedures, and funding, see Prospective Students.