Hons. Bachelor of Arts in Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law

General

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Program Description

Building on McMaster’s internationally-recognized expertise in legal philosophy and constitutional law, Humanities has introduced an exciting new honors program.

The program fosters a sophisticated understanding of the law and legal institutions, and of the political and moral theories that address the value and justice of these institutions. Students enter the program in Level II and take a wide range of courses on law, policy, global politics, political philosophy, and moral theory, feminist jurisprudence, human rights, globalization, international law, and war and peace.

The aim of Justice, Political Philosophy and Law at McMaster University (JPPL) is to foster a sophisticated understanding of the law and legal institutions that make up the social world in which we live and of the political and moral theories that address the value and justice of these institutions. To this end, JPPL offers the student a broad range of courses on law, policy, global politics, political philosophy, and moral theory, feminist jurisprudence, human rights, globalization, international law, and war and peace. In addition, the interdisciplinary core of the JPPL, structured around the themes of Policy and Law, Political and Moral Philosophy, and Human Rights and Global Justice, ensures a rich and integrated learning experience to complement the Program’s primary focus. JPPL students will be well-prepared for further studies or careers in law, philosophy, politics, education, human rights or public policy.

Supplementary Application

Enrolment in this program is limited. Selection is based on academic achievement and a supplemental application. Students must complete a supplementary application with the Department of Philosophy, due normally by the end of April.

The aims of this program are to foster a sophisticated understanding of the law and legal institutions that make up the social world in which we live and of the political and moral theories that address the value and justice of these institutions. Students will be well-prepared for further studies or careers in law, philosophy, politics, education, human rights or public policy.

In the words of our students

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Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

McMaster University is located in the city of Hamilton, in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are one of the top 75 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019), ranked 2nd ... Read More

McMaster University is located in the city of Hamilton, in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are one of the top 75 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019), ranked 2nd in the world for global impact (Times Higher Education Impact ranking, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations), and we are the #1 research intensive university in Canada. McMaster is known for our teaching model: a student-centered, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning, a model that has been adopted world-wide. Read less