Taught course


University of Edinburgh · School of Philosophy, Psychology and Languages Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in philosophy of at least 2:1 honours standard (UK) or equivalent (for example, at least high average B or a GPA of at least 3.4). Students whose first degree is not in philosophy may be considered for admission. Such applicants must have achieved a high standard in their undergraduate work and provide evidence that they are capable of converting to study in philosophy.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers the opportunity to focus in detail on an area of your choosing, while still being able to take some taught courses. It is intended for those who already have a good background in philosophy, typically from undergraduate study.

The main part of the programme will involve you writing a dissertation, and you should have an idea of the topic or area 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.

You will also be able to take courses from the wide range of subjects taught at Masters level within Philosophy.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PPLS Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 131 651 5002