MSc Philosophy

Our flagship taught MSc programme

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Why study Philosophy at Edinburgh?

  • In the THE Rankings of the REF 2014, Philosophy at Edinburgh came 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK.
  • 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 compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation


You will have the opportunity to attend regular meetings to discuss research, books and papers

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

Contact us

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

Find out more

Fees, funding and how to apply