Our flagship taught MSc programme
Information in this section has been updated to reflect any changes to the programme for 2020 entry.
Further information for prospective students who have applied to study with us:
Why study Philosophy at Edinburgh?
- We're ranked 6th in the UK and 20th in the world for philosophy (QS World University Rankings by subject 2020).
- Philosophy research at Edinburgh ranks 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the THE ranking by subject of the REF 2014
- An opportunity to follow a broad programme in philosophy or focus on one of our key areas of specialisation
This programme provides the ideal foundation for future research, such as in our PhD programme
Programme structure and assessment
This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation
Learning outcomes and careers
This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths
When to apply
Find out about deadlines
Help with your application
When applying you should include a personal statement detailing your academic abilities and your reasons for applying for the programme
Fees and funding
Find out about fees and funding opportunities
Programme teaching staff
Most of our staff are involved in teaching this programme
Please get in touch with us should you have any questions about the programme