Normally a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in analytic philosophy.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
Our Philosophy MSc offers you the opportunity to work closely with our staff in courses based upon their own expertise and current research. It will introduce you to the cutting edge of recent developments in analytic philosophy, from the practical and applied, to the most theoretical end of the subject.
You will receive an extraordinary amount of staff time and attention on our Philosophy MSc programme. Our courses reflect developments at the forefront of the discipline, drawing upon our staff’s extensive and internationally recognised expertise in philosophy of perception, epistemology, philosophy of emotion, moral philosophy and more. Please see Staff research expertise for more information.
- Our courses are closely connected with research activity of both individual members of staff and the collaborative undertakings of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience and the Forum for Quine and the History of Analytic Philosophy.
- MSc students are encouraged to attend and participate in research seminars, workshops, conferences and reading groups hosted by these bodies. They will also present their work at the weekly postgraduate seminar where they will receive feedback from postgraduate students and staff. We host an annual reading party in the Highlands at which students also present papers and are coached on their writing and presentation skills.
- Philosophy at Glasgow University has an illustrious history of original thinkers going against the grain of orthodoxy. Its past professors include such giants of empiricism as Adam Smith and Thomas Reid.
Information for international students
This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
This is a conversion programme for graduates whose first degree does not include a substantial component devoted to philosophy as practised in the analytical tradition. This programme provides an introduction to a broad range of core topics in analytic philosophy and prepares you for undertaking a research degree.
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions