Study philosophy at Edinburgh and join one of the largest and most diverse departments in the UK.

Why philosophy at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 6th in the UK and 20th in the world for philosophy (QS World University Rankings by subject 2024).

  • Philosophy is rated 4th in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of the research using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

  • You’ll have the opportunity to follow a broad programme in philosophy or focus on one of our key areas of specialisation.
  • Take advantage of the highly interdisciplinary nature of research within Philosophy and draw on teaching and research both elsewhere in the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences and within other relevant Schools across the University.

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PhD Philosophy programme

The Philosophy department at the University of Edinburgh ranks highly for research

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