PhD Philosophy programme
The Philosophy department at the University of Edinburgh ranks highly for research.
- Philosophy research at Edinburgh ranks 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the THE ranking by subject of the REF 2014.
- Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to producing world-leading or internationally excellent research (REF 2014).
- While we have particular areas of research strength, we are able to supervise a thesis on almost any area of analytical philosophy.
We maintain close links with other disciplines/subject areas within the University, such as psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, informatics, jurisprudence, politics, classics and the Science Studies Unit. Within Scotland, we have close ties with the philosophy departments of all the major universities, in particular those of St Andrews, Stirling, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
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Our PhD students are actively encouraged to attend our research seminars, reading groups and join in other philosophy events.