MSc Ancient Philosophy

This programme will not be running in 2020/2021.

Plato and Aristotle by Luca della Robbia

Due to staff changes this programme will not be running in 2020/2021.

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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Philosophy masters programmes

Why study Ancient Philosophy at Edinburgh?

  • Philosophy research at Edinburgh ranks 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the THE ranking by subject of the REF 2014
  • 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

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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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