PhD Philosophy programme
The Philosophy department at the University of Edinburgh ranks highly for research
Philosophy is rated 4th in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of the research using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).
- 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.