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Full time & Part time September MRes 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Philosophy (28)

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The Philosophy MScR programme at our esteemed university offers a unique opportunity to delve deep into the world of philosophy. With a research profile that is ranked 4th in the UK, our department boasts 40 academic researchers covering a wide range of research areas. This programme allows you to focus on an area of your choice while still taking some taught courses. The main highlight is the dissertation, where you'll receive dedicated training in research methodology and guidance from expert supervisors. To apply, you should have a good background in philosophy, typically from undergraduate or previous postgraduate study. Explore the depths of philosophy with us and expand your intellectual horizons.

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Research profile

We are one of the world’s leading philosophy departments for research boasting 40 academic researchers covering a wide range of research areas in philosophy.

Philosophy is rated 4th in the UK by Times Higher Education for the quality and breadth of the research using the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

The department has close links with other subject areas within the University, such as psychology, linguistics, informatics, jurisprudence, politics and classics.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

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Where is University of Edinburgh


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