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What will I learn?

Philosophy is a highly interdisciplinary subject that examines and attempts to answer questions raised by human life and action, by natural science, by the study of art and literature, by the nature of language and communication, and by history.

The MLitt in Philosophy offers the opportunity to study a wide range of topics within the discipline in order to broaden your understanding and investigate different research topics.

Course information

The MLitt in Philosophy is a one-year taught postgraduate programme run by the St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP), taught by staff from both the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling.

Highlights

  • Philosophy at St Andrews was ranked top in Scotland and fifth in the UK in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme was ranked the third best Philosophy programme in the UK in the latest Philosophical Gourmet Report.
  • Supervisors at both St Andrews and Stirling are available to oversee the MLitt dissertation.
  • You can choose any of the optional modules offered by the Department, allowing you to explore any combination of philosophical topics.

Careers

Recent graduates in Philosophy have found openings in:

  • local government
  • television production (Sky Sports)
  • the National Health Service
  • the Co-operative Bank
  • insurance
  • the Crown Prosecution Service
  • publishing
  • teaching English in Japan.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Which department am I in?

Philosophy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,370.00 (US$ 28,037) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of St Andrews

College Gate,

St Andrews,

KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Postgraduate candidates will normally be expected to hold a BA or BS with a grade point average range of 3.0 to 3.6+/4.0 or equivalent GPA. Postgraduate entrance requirements may be higher depending on the School and the programme you wish to study.

For international students

Students need to have a very strong 2.1 Honours degree in or including Philosophy. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Minimum component scores (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) and 7.0 minimum overall score; TOEFL IBT: 94 minimum overall score with Listening: 20; Reading: 19; Writing: 24; Speaking: 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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