Edinburgh has a proud and distinguished place in the history of philosophy, and has long been associated with some of the field’s most important thinkers.
We provide a broad advanced education in philosophy, especially in our key areas:
- ancient philosophy
- early modern philosophy
- mind, language and embodied cognition
- philosophy of science
- gender and race
- applied ethics
- enlightenment philosophy
This Philosophy program from The University of Edinburgh provides an intensive grounding in philosophy, its methodology and techniques of research. It is the ideal programme to lead on to further research and study in philosophy as part of a PhD programme.
This programme provides you with a range of knowledge and skills to prepare you for a variety of career paths, including, but not limited to, further study in a PhD programme in Philosophy.
This is the ideal programme for deepening your involvement in philosophy, giving you a grounding in postgraduate work, or developing an academic career in philosophy.
- Applied Ethics
- The Computational Mind
- Epistemology and Evidence Law
- Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
- Freedom, Consent, and Political Obligation
- Islamic Philosophy
- The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre
- Indian Philosophies of Mind and Language
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics General Studies & Classics Literature View 420 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
International26300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home - £6,250
- International/EU - £13,150
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
UK government postgraduate loans
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.
The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.