What you can do with your Philosophy degree and how to get help from the University Careers Service

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 by visiting the Prospects website.

Philosophy job options – Prospects website

What our graduates did next

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

Edinburgh Philosophy graduate destinations

Graduate case studies

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:

Need more help?

The University Careers Service has lots of useful resources to help you explore your options. A good starting point is to look at their webpages for Cognitive Science students where you’ll also find contact details if you need to get in touch.

Careers information - Philosophy