Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Arts and Science

Participating Degree Programs

Classics—PhD
Medieval Studies—PhD
Philosophy—PhD

Overview

The graduate units listed above participate in the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. The three units contribute courses and provide facilities and supervision of doctoral research. The program operates only at the doctoral level. The program is administered by a program committee, which is drawn from all three units and is chaired by the Director, who is a member of the committee.

Students who wish to enrol in the collaborative program must apply to and be admitted to both the doctoral program in one of the collaborating departments and the collaborative program. Upon successful completion of the doctoral degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy” on their transcript and parchment.

Interested students should contact the Director and the Graduate Coordinator of the unit in which they intend to register.

Contact and Address

Web: http://cpamp​.utoronto.ca
Email: rachel.barney@utoronto.ca​
Telephone: (416) 978-3178
Fax: (416) 978-8703

Programs

Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

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

Program 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 program of study must also be approved by the Program 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 program's 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.

Course List

Required Course​​

AMP 2000Y Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP) Proseminar (CR/NCR)​​​​