University of Stirling

University of Stirling


This degree is primarily designed as a preparatory year for entry to postgraduate work in philosophy. It aims to provide a firm foundation of general understanding and skills in philosophy which will serve as a basis for sound philosophical research. Graduate students are taught in dedicated graduate classes.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good 1st degree in philosophy, a UK upper 2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent (or the equivalent level of pass in the SASP Conversion Diploma). Applicants with other qualifications may be admitted on the recommendation of the programme director. IELTS score of 7.0 required for those whose 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Current issues in philosophy 1; current issues in philosophy 2 ; research methods; classical philosophy; philosophers of the scottish enlightenment; kant; origins and history of analytic philosophy; advanced logic; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of perception; aesthetics; political philosophy; topics in recent moral theory; wittgenstein; philosophy of mind; intuitions and philosophical methodology; advanced epistemology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on essays and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Affairs
Telephone number: 
01786 467046