Philosophy

Programme overview

You can gain a world-class graduate qualification without the expense of relocating

This innovative online programme allows you to study for a postgraduate degree at one of the world’s most prestigious universities, at a pace that suits you and fits around your ongoing work and personal commitments. We bring together world leaders in the fields of philosophy, science and theology to provide you with a thorough grounding in the relationship between science and religion.

This includes:

  • key scientific developments in areas such as quantum mechanics,
  • evolutionary biology, and neuroscience; fundamental theological issues, such as creation, evil, and the soul; and the philosophical analytical tools needed to understand the relationship between them. The programme is a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Philosophy and School of Divinity.

Thanks to our state-of-the-art e-learning software and extensive digital resources, you can gain a world-class graduate qualification without the expense of relocating. You will also benefit from the flexible structure of the programme, which will allow you to balance your studies with work and family commitments and to develop your own specialised interest under the expert guidance of our distinguished academics.

Our programme is uniquely interdisciplinary: you will be taught philosophy, science, and theology by world-leading researchers in these three fields, providing both breadth and depth to your education.

You will benefit from the expertise of the University of Edinburgh’s faculty, as well as renowned guest lecturers from across the world.