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Philosophy

The University of Edinburgh

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
Duration
21150 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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About

All doctoral students in the Philosophy programme at The University of Edinburgh has close links with other subject areas within the University, such as psychology, linguistics, informatics, jurisprudence, politics and classics.

Overview

We are also home to EIDYN, a philosophical research centre that hosts multiple international conferences, workshops and visiting scholars every year.

Training and support during the Philosophy programme at The University of Edinburgh 

You will meet regularly with your supervisors, who will advise you on the steps to take towards producing your thesis.

All doctoral students are encouraged to participate in a weekly postgraduate work-in-progress research seminar, and to take advantage of regular professional development and research training seminars.

Most PhD and MPhil students will gain undergraduate teaching experience, for which you will be given training and mentoring.

Programme Structure

Our research and teaching spans most areas of philosophy, but we have particular expertise in the following research areas:

  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • History of Philosophy
  • Logic and Language
  • Mind and Cognition
  • Philosophy of Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Round 1: 23 November
  • Round 2: 15 March 

Language

English
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in philosophy.
  • Your application will also be considered if you have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in another subject and a postgraduate masters level degree in philosophy.

  • Your academic achievements will be assessed by a panel of academics along with the research proposal submitted as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21150 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £10,575
  • Home: £2,250

Funding

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