Philosophy

MSc Ancient Philosophy

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

Plato and Aristotle by Luca della Robbia

Why study Ancient Philosophy at Edinburgh?

  • In the most recent REF, philosophy at Edinburgh was rated the best in Scotland and 2nd 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

Resources

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

Contact us

Please get in touch with us should you have any questions about the programme

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Fees, funding and how to apply