MSc Philosophy

Our flagship taught MSc programme

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Why study Philosophy at Edinburgh?

  • In the most recent REF, philosophy at Edinburgh was rated the best in Scotland and 2nd in the UK based on the volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research that we produce
  • 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