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What you can do with a Philosophy degree

Philosophy teaches you how to think for yourself and how to analyse and communicate ideas in an understandable, balanced and well thought-out manner.

Find out where this ability to think critically and logically can lead

What our graduates did next

Find out what recent Edinburgh graduates were doing 6 months after graduation

Read case studies of recent Philosophy graduates


In these short videos, Edinburgh Philosophy graduates talk about their experience since graduation, and how Philosophy has been useful in their career:

Career planning

You can explore your options with a Philosophy degree, but the key question is what do you want to do with your degree? Working out what you want for your future can be difficult but the 'Career Planning' section of our website has resources and ideas to help you get started.

Career planning

The Employability Guide for Philosophy Students

How the Careers Service can help

Events, advice, and making an appointment to see a careers consultant

Work experience

Advice on gaining work experience alongside your studies