University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Ancient Philosophy

This programme introduces students to the main fields, topics, and research methods in ancient philosophy; it has a variety of courses offered by specialists in philosophy, classics, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies and divinity. Students are exposed to the main doctrines and texts of ancient philosophy, mastering 2 kinds of analytical skills pertaining to philosophical arguments and historical (textual) sources. Students enhance their knowledge and understanding of the main broad areas of ancient philosophy (Pre-Socratics, High Classics (Plato and Aristotle), Hellenistic philosophy, Late Antiquity) and medieval philosophy, specific types of philosophical thought (idealism, corporealism, naturalism, rationalism, skepticism) in their historical context.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
PPLS Postgraduate Office, School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0131 651 5002