Postgraduate taught 

Philosophy (Conversion) MSc


  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course covers the main areas of analytic philosophy, and includes sections on Philosophical Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, and Classic papers.


One two-hour session per week


one 3-hour examination

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to

provide an introduction to a broad range of core topics in analytic philosophy, and a number of classic texts in the subject

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students should have a basic knowledge and understanding of core topics in analytic philosophy, and of the central theories, arguments and lines of contemporary thought therein. The student will be able to assess critically and to compare profitably some principal contemporary arguments and positions concerning core topics, and demonstrate this in an exam.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits