MSc Ancient Philosophy

Delivered by staff from Philosophy, Classics, Divinity and Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

Plato and Aristotle by Luca della Robbia

Due to staff changes this programme will not be running in 2018/19.

Please get in touch with our Postgraduate Office should you have any queries. You may also be interested in our other philosophy masters programmes.

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Why study Ancient Philosophy at Edinburgh?

  • In the THE Rankings of the REF 2014, Philosophy at Edinburgh came 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK based on the volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research that we produce
  • Study a range of areas including Pre-Socratics, Plato and Aristotle
  • The opportunity to study course texts in the original language, enhancing your knowledge of classical languages

Programme overview

This programme introduces the main fields, topics and research methods in ancient philosophy

Programme structure and assessment

Study two semesters of taught courses followed by a dissertation


Original language texts and reading groups

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths

Help with your application

When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme

Programme teaching staff

Staff profiles of those involved in teaching on the programme

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Fees, funding and how to apply