As the historical home of David Hume and Adam Smith, the city of Edinburgh has long been, and remains, a fitting place to study philosophy. The University too, has a strong historical connection to the subject, counting Adam Ferguson and Sir William Hamilton among its former students. Studying philosophy allows you to think about some of the great philosophical questions, in a clear, disciplined and systematic manner. It introduces you to the thinking of some of the great philosophers of the past and present, and illuminates the connections between diverse areas of human experience. It also makes you more aware of the assumptions that form the basis of your beliefs.
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How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Central area campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
|A level||ABB - AAA||Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||AABB - AAAA||These grades must be achieved by end of S5. If you haven't achieved this by the end of S5 we may consider your application based on a strong performance in S6. A minimum of BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5: English at grade C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||40 - 34 points||Award of Diploma with 40 points (grades 766 at HL) - 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at grade 5.|
Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|A level||ABB||Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||These grades must be achieved by end of S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. Required subjects: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5: English at grade C.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Award of Diploma with 34 points (grades 655 at HL). Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at grade 5.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.