This Masters course is part of the St Andrews and Stirling Philosophy (SASP) Graduate Programme - which is Scotland's leading centre for graduate study in Philosophy, and one of the highest-ranked and largest philosophy schools in the United Kingdom. It also has an outstanding placement record for its graduates.
The course is primarily designed for recent philosophy graduates, and serves as a preparatory year for entry to postgraduate research by giving you a firm foundation of general understanding and skills in philosophy. Those skills will give you a sound basis for philosophical research.
The MLitt is a one-year taught course delivered mainly in St Andrews by staff from both universities. After gaining the MLitt, you may progress to a PhD at either Stirling or at St Andrews. Previous graduates have also gone on to leading institutions in the UK and abroad.
On this course, you’ll benefit from excellent teaching from authoritative and knowledgeable researchers in a wide range of areas, including the history of philosophy.
You can exit after 6 months with PgCert Philosophy.
You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Philosophy.
You should normally have a good first degree in philosophy, such as a UK upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) 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.
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