Philosophy

MSc Philosophy

Our flagship taught MSc programme

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Why study Philosophy at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked 6th in the UK and 19th in the world for philosophy (QS World University Rankings by subject 2022).
  • 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).

  • An opportunity to follow a broad programme in philosophy or focus on one of our key areas of specialisation.

Programme overview

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 courses, followed by a dissertation.

Learning outcomes and careers

This programme comprises two semesters of taught courses, followed by a dissertation.

When to apply

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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

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Programme teaching staff

Most of our staff are involved in teaching this programme

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