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Πρόγραμμα ΜΑSTER στην αρχαία φιλοσοφία στο Western University (Καναδάς) με θέσεις υποτρόφων Οκτώβριος 12, 2012

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Western University (Canada) would like to announce the introduction of
a new two-year Master's program in Ancient Philosophy jointly run by
the Departments of Philosophy and Classical Studies. The program is
aimed primarily at students interested in pursuing ancient philosophy
at the doctoral level. This new interdisciplinary program is the only
MA program of its kind in North America and only one of a handful of
similar programs in the world. Unlike those other programs, students
enrolled in Western’s MA receive full two-year funding packages.

Overview of the Program

The MA program is designed to provide students with the philosophical
and philological skills necessary for work at the doctoral level,
which requires assessing philosophical arguments on the basis of a
careful study of the text in the original language. Students will
attend graduate seminars in the Philosophy Department, where they will
acquire a level of understanding necessary for pursuing a PhD
dissertation in at least one of the major ancient philosophical
traditions as well as a critical awareness of the main philosophical
problems that shape the broader discipline (e.g. essentialism, problem
of universals, virtue ethics, etc.). In addition students will take
language courses in Greek and Latin through the Classics Department.
Students who graduate from the program can expect to have a mastery of
at least one of the two languages, which will allow them to read texts
in the original language for the purpose of conducting doctoral
research, and a complete introduction to grammar and syntax in the
other language. In cases where a student enters the program with less
than introductory Greek or Latin, that student can expect to attain no
less than an intermediate level of proficiency in one or both
languages that includes the ability to read a continuous text with
substantial consolidation of grammar and syntax skills.

Funding

All students admitted to the program will receive a full two-year
funding package as part of the normal process for funding graduate
students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Exceptional applicants
may be offered additional funding in the form of various Entrance
Scholarships ranging from $1000 to $4000 in value. There are also
funding opportunities for students through various government-funded
grant competitions, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Masters Scholarship from the Social
Science and Humanities Research Council. You may also contact Devin
Henry (dhenry3@uwo.ca) for possibilities regarding Research
Assistantships.

Admission Requirements

Normally, students will be required to have an honours bachelor degree
in either Philosophy or Classics with an average grade of B+ or higher
in the last two years or last ten half courses. In addition, students
will typically be required to have taken an introductory course in at
least one ancient language (Greek or Latin) covering all basic
grammar. However, students with less than introductory language
training may also be considered for admission.

For more information about the program or to obtain an application
please visit our website at http://www.uwo.ca/philosophy/graduate
(under "Degrees Offered" or "Ancient Philosophy") or contact Susan
Bock (sbock@uwo.ca).

Prospective students are advised that offers of admission to the
program may be made only after the university’s own quality assurance
processes have been completed and the Ontario Universities Council on
Quality Assurance has approved the program. We expect these processes
to be complete before offers are made.

Devin Henry
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Western University
works.bepress.com/devinhenry
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