Planit


Philosophy and Mathematics

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

Year 1:
You will study Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment and Morality, Rationality and Value. These courses introduce you to the history of philosophy and to topics in morality and ethics.

You can also choose to take Logic 1 and Philosophy of Science 1, which look at the nature of argument and the basic assumptions of science.

Year 2:
You will take two courses: Mind, Matter and Language and Knowledge and Reality. You can also choose to take courses in other subjects, such as sociology and politics, that cover topics related to philosophy.

Year 3:
You will start to specialise. You will choose six courses from a range linked to our areas of expertise. These include Philosophy of Time; Free Will and Moral Responsibility; Metaphysics of Mind; Themes in Epistemology; and Ancient Theories of Existence.

Year 4:
You will choose another four to six courses from the wide variety available. You will also complete either an honours dissertation or write two extended essays on topics of your choice.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAA (minimum) but typically 5 Highers at AAAAA (by end of S5 preferred) including Maths at A (or Advanced Higher at B) plus English at National 5 at C. Advanced Higher Maths recommended.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S6) including Maths at A (or Advanced Higher at B) plus English at National 5 at C. Advanced Higher Maths recommended. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

VG51

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

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