- School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
The University of Edinburgh has one of the top-ranked Philosophy departments in the UK for research.
In the most recent UK-wide evaluation of academic research (REF2014), philosophy at Edinburgh was rated the best in Scotland, and the 2nd best in the UK, based on the volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research that we produce. And our research environment was also rated as 100% conducive to producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.
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.
Our PhD students are actively encouraged to attend our research seminars, reading groups and join in other philosophy events.
The Postgraduate Office can help you with any questions you have relating to your application, entry requirements, research interests and the PhD admissions process as a whole. We look forward to hearing from you.