Philosophy at University of Glasgow - UCAS

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Course summary

Our Philosophy MSc offers you the opportunity to work closely with our staff in courses based upon their own expertise and current research. It will introduce you to the cutting edge of recent developments in analytic philosophy, from the practical and applied, to the most theoretical end of the subject. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This programme reflects developments at the forefront of the discipline, drawing upon our staff’s extensive and internationally recognised expertise in philosophy of perception, epistemology, philosophy of emotion, moral philosophy and more.
  • MSc students will be embedded in a vibrant philosophical research community. Glasgow hosts the interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience bringing together philosophers and scientists to work on the nature of the mind. The Centre has philosophy specialists not only in perceptual experience but also virtual reality, emotions and hedonics.
  • Philosophy is also home to one of the largest and most active epistemology research communities in the world, the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre. COGITO brings together specialists in contemporary epistemology, as well as at the intersection of epistemology with philosophy of language and mind, ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of gender and race. In addition, we host the Forum for Quine and the History of Analytic Philosophy which builds on our local expertise and research links with other UK universities.
  • We host an annual reading party in the Highlands at which students also present papers and are coached on their writing and presentation skills.
  • Philosophy at the University of Glasgow has an illustrious history of original thinkers going against the grain of orthodoxy. Its past professors include such giants of empiricism as Adam Smith and Thomas Reid.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The programme consists of a choice of four semester-length courses across a range of philosophical topics, all driven by the cutting-edge research of our professors and lecturers. There is also a 10,000–15,000-word dissertation to be completed on a topic of your choice, supported by an expert supervisor over the summer, as well as a year-long core course offering training in philosophical research methods. Optional Courses In Semester 1, you can choose two optional courses from: MORAL PHILOSOPHY FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY EPISTEMOLOGY PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY OF MIND In Semester 2, you can choose two optional courses from: POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY PHILOSOPHY OF MIND METAPHYSICS PHILOSOPHICAL METHODOLOGY

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2021 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in analytic philosophy. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via by searching for 'scholarships'.

Philosophy at University of Glasgow - UCAS