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Cape Breton University

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Philosophy B.A

Admission Requirements

**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for  students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.

Statement of Intent, reference letter, Detailed CV, Academic transcripts,

About The Program

About The University

Application Deadline

Start Date

Sep Jan May

Min IELTS overall: 6.5 Minimum Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0

Minimimum Academic Requirement

English Proficiency Requirement

Other Requirements

Program Level

45 days

Average Decision Time

103 CAD

Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees

16,080 CAD

Bachelor

Program Duration

4 Years

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Each year, CBU offers over $1.8 million in scholarships to students beginning their academic careers at Cape Breton University. There are a range of scholarships from $500 per year to $2,000 per year that will also be offered after a review of applicants.

Philosophy explores issues concerning the quality of our personal and social lives. It investigates the fundamental questions and concepts taken for granted by other disciplines and society at large. CBU’s Philosophy program takes a deeper look into the meaning of human happiness, love and friendship, justice and inequality, and the fate of religion in a scientific age.

Everyone desires a happy and productive life, satisfying work or career, meaningful relationships with other humans, and to live in a society that is well governed, and with rich cultural achievements. This program raises questions about what we mean by happiness, love, family, work, justice, truth, beauty, and progress.

Students are also educated in ethics and the need for ethics in our modern society. This core component of Philosophy is increasingly important, helping us responsibly manage our technological and scientific know-how.

CBU’s Philosophy program develops meaningful skills in researching, observation, interviewing, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. There’s a growing need for deep thinking, to see beyond the mechanics of day-to-day business. We need those who ask "Should we do this?" not just "How do we do this?" As more employers are discovering, a rational mind is always a valuable find.

Once considered an academic pursuit of little practical value, philosophy is becoming an increasingly popular choice of major among university students due to:

University’s efforts to integrate philosophy with other disciplines, allowing students to double-major in philosophy and something like economics or political science.
Building programs around student’s interest of acquiring practical skills in addition to enlightenment.
Philosophy professors have changed how they teach, grounding their lessons in real-world issues to make the curriculum more accessible and modern.
Adapting to students’ interest of exploring major societal issues, such as how globalization or technology is affecting the world.

Like the study of Philosophy, careers in Philosophy are also adapting with the times. Employers are looking to hire newly minted philosophers in areas like property development, social work, and advertising and marketing.

The training, skills, and traits acquired in the Philosophy program are transferable in the modern, ever-changing workplace:

Quick learning, clear writing, and public speaking
Critical thinking and logical analysis
Open-mindedness and ability to consider diverse points of view

Philosophy courses are designed to arm students with the skills needed to negotiate complex, important situations. It’s no wonder that some of Canada’s top journalists, lawyers, writers, politicians and business leaders have a background in philosophy.

Answers doctors need can’t be found in an anatomy text (i.e. when to remove a patient from life support). Scientists and engineers are changing our world, but we need ethicists to ensure those changes advance rather than damage human civilization.

Possible career paths include:

Public Administration
Law
Entrepreneurship
Education
Management
Print & Broadcast Media
Policy Analysis

Cape Breton University (CBU) is a unique place where students who believe that they can actually have an effect in the world discover what that effect is going to be. We’re one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3500 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU prides itself on providing a personalized undergraduate education that focuses on academic and research excellence, student services, a vibrant campus life and cutting-edge technological tools. The university offers outstanding applied research opportunities to students, and technical assistance to business, industry and community organizations. Home to Canada’s only Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development, CBU is also known as Atlantic Canada’s leader in Aboriginal post-secondary education.

CBU traces its roots to 1951 when the “St. Francis Xavier University Sydney Campus”, also referred to as “Xavier Junior College” (XJC), was opened in downtown Sydney as a satellite campus of St. Francis Xavier University. Growth during the 1950s saw several buildings opened on this site.

 

Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate international students can work anywhere on and off campus for up to 20 hours per week without a work permit. On average, a part-time student would earn anywhere from $800-$1500 a month (e.g. 20 hours/week x $11/hour x 4 week = $880). After applying for a work permit, international students become eligible to work as a co-op student or an intern.


In 1968 the “Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology” (NSEIT) opened in 1968 on the Sydney-Glace Bay Highway, immediately east of Sydney. This institution focused on business technology and trades and its development was largely enabled by federal and provincial funding at a time when the coal and steel industries in Industrial Cape Breton were facing serious challenges.

In 1974, the first university college in Canada was established on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia through an amalgamation of the Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology and Xavier Junior College. The Xavier Junior College was affiliated previously with St Francis Xavier University. The University College of Cape Breton became a public degree-granting institution, and retained technical and vocational programs from the former Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology. Cape Breton University was established by the Cape Breton University Act.


 Cape Breton University is nestled in the heart of Cape Breton Island in Sydney, Nova Scotia. As the second-largest city in Nova Scotia, it is said that Sydney is the best of both worlds, offering the amenities of a medium-sized, urban area with the safe and friendly atmosphere of a small town.

Along with our great location, CBU is home to many of Canada’s most content students, which is why we’ve consistently rated among the country’s highest for student satisfaction. We also have some of the highest academic achievers, with Nova Scotia’s highest percentage of students with high school averages of 95+.
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More than $1.8 million is put into student scholarships every year to help make sure our students get the support they need to succeed. At CBU, we provide international students a university experience of diversity and excellence and the promise of a future filled with opportunity.

The university’s distinctive blend of degree and diploma programs allows students to design an education ideally suited for success in the liberal arts, business, science and technology. Complimenting its leading academic programs, CBU offers a variety of activities to shape a well-rounded education.Whether you plan to study business, science, technology or the arts or, if you are determined to become a notable CEO, an innovative engineer or a famous novelist, CBU is your first step toward success. From nationally recognized sports teams, award-winning literary publications to world-renowned musicians, and unique theatre productions, you’ll find it all on this campus.

Life at Cape Breton University is one of opportunity, diversity and academic excellence. Receive a world-class education, while embracing adventure in a safe and academically challenging location. CBU is home to nearly 1,000 international students from more than 40 countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, Egypt, Russia, the Bahamas, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Germany, India and Bangladesh. CBU fosters an inclusive and diverse learning environment, where you will experience the best of Canada while making friends with people from around the globe.

Global Partnerships-
CBU has more than 100 Memoranda of Understanding and institutional agreements, 50 recruitment agents, an exclusive international language school, the International Centre for English Academic Preparation (www.iceap.ca) , a partner campus in Egypt, a cooperation office in Beijing, a widely popular Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Community Economic Development and numerous exciting research projects – all of which demonstrate our commitment to global/local interrelations and outreach.

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