Research within the Philosophy programme at The University of Edinburgh
We are one of the world’s leading philosophy departments for research boasting 40 academic researchers covering a wide range of research areas in philosophy.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), Philosophy research at Edinburgh is ranked 2nd in Scotland and joint 7th in the UK (Times Higher Education, Rank order by GPA).
The department has close links with other subject areas within the University, such as psychology, linguistics, informatics, jurisprudence, politics and classics.
- The main focus of the programme will be writing a dissertation, and you should have an proposal for the topic that you would like to write about when you apply. You will be supported in developing this topic during the year by your supervisor and by dedicated training in research methodology.
- Students are also advised to take two taught courses (further courses may also be attended, but not for credit), which are available from the wide range of subjects taught at Masters level within Philosophy.
- Teaching will typically be in small groups, and supervision is organised on the basis of one-to-one contact with one or a small number of expert supervisors.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics General Studies & Classics View 116 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.
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
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