This innovative online programme allows you to study for a postgraduate degree at one of the world’s most prestigious universities, at a pace that suits you and fits around your ongoing work and personal commitments. We bring together world leaders in the fields of philosophy, science and theology to provide you with a thorough grounding in the relationship between science and religion.
key scientific developments in areas such as quantum mechanics,
evolutionary biology, and neuroscience; fundamental theological issues, such as creation, evil, and the soul; and the philosophical analytical tools needed to understand the relationship between them. The programme is a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Philosophy and School of Divinity.
Thanks to our state-of-the-art e-learning software and extensive digital resources, you can gain a world-class graduate qualification without the expense of relocating. You will also benefit from the flexible structure of the programme, which will allow you to balance your studies with work and family commitments and to develop your own specialised interest under the expert guidance of our distinguished academics.
Our programme is uniquely interdisciplinary: you will be taught philosophy, science, and theology by world-leading researchers in these three fields, providing both breadth and depth to your education.
You will benefit from the expertise of the University of Edinburgh’s faculty, as well as renowned guest lecturers from across the world.
Why study Philosophy, Science & Religion at Edinburgh?
Philosophy research at Edinburgh ranks 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the THE ranking by the subject of the REF 2014.
The School of Divinity is 1st in Scotland and 8th in the UK for Theology and Religious Studies in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) based on the quality and volume of research
An online programme with a flexible structure will enable you to balance your studies and develop your own specialised interests under expert guidance from distinguished academic staff