What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
?A Levels: ABB.
Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6
Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers75%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Edinburgh has one of the UKâ??s largest philosophy departments offering you a wide choice of subject areas to study and a diverse, supportive learning environment. â?¢ As the historic home of David Hume and Adam Smith, the city of Edinburgh is a fitting place to study philosophy. The University too, has a strong historic connection to the subject, counting Adam Ferguson and Sir William Hamilton among its former students. â?¢ Studying Philosophy enables you to think about some of the great philosophical questions we ask ourselves, 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 enables you to see connections between diverse areas of human experience. It also makes you more aware of the assumptions that form the basis of your beliefs. â?¢ In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 45 per cent of our research in Philosophy was rated 3, internationally excellent, with a further 20 per cent rated 4, world-leading, placing the University in the UK top 10 for philosophy.
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How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||25%||24%||9%||10%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?