Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must meet the admission criteria of the unit through which they wish to enrol.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must fulfil the normal requirements of the PhD in their home unit.

  • Students will normally concentrate in either ancient or medieval philosophy, though it is not neces​sary to indicate such specialization formally. Their plan of study must also be approved by the collaborative specialization committee and must include the following elements:

    • ​​1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) in some area of philosophy other than the history of philosophy.

    • Successful completion of the proseminar (AMP 2000Y).

    • A language competence examination at the appropriate level (in at least one of Greek, Classical or Medieval Latin, or Arabic, as relevant) consisting of unseen translation must be successfully completed before the major field or area examinations are first attempted.

    • Area, qualifying, or major field examinations must contain a paper involving translation from at least one of Greek, Classical or Medieval Latin, or Arabic (as appropriate to the area or field). This examination will be based on a substantial list of texts relevant to the field or area.

    • A reading knowledge of two modern languages other than English.

  • In most cases, some of these elements will be fulfilled by program requirements in the doctoral program of the home unit.