University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh


This programme offers the opportunity to focus in detail on an area of the student's 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 involves students writing a dissertation, candidates should have an idea of the topic or area that they would like to write about when applying. Students are supported in developing this topic during the year by their supervisor and by dedicated training in research methodology; students will also be able to take courses from the wide range of subjects taught at Master's level within philosophy.

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 1st 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; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 18,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 9,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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