Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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.

  • 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

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8000 Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits
International students
Full-time fee: £17620

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
Adam.Carter@glasgow.ac.uk