MSc Philosophy

Our flagship taught MSc programme

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Why study Philosophy at Edinburgh?

  • We're ranked in the UK's top 10 universities and in the world's top 20 universities for philosophy (QS World University Rankings by subject 2019)
  • 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


We are now accepting applications for entry in 2020.

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

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

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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