PhD Philosophy programme
The University of Edinburgh has one of the top-ranked Philosophy departments in the UK for research.
In the THE Rankings of the REF 2014, Philosophy at Edinburgh came 2nd in Scotland and 7th 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.
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Our PhD students are actively encouraged to attend our research seminars, reading groups and join in other philosophy events.