Philosophy

MSc Philosophy

Our flagship taught MSc programme

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Important

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:

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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

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

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

Contact us

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

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