About us

We are a thriving department in the The School of Humanities at the University of Reading. Click above to find out about our staff, and their research and teaching.

We are associated with the following research centres at Reading:

Centre for Cognition Research

REAPP: Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy



Undergraduate (BA)

Interested in studying philosophy to degree-level? Find out the details of our courses, including teaching and feedback, entry requirements and career prospects.

We offer two single-honours degree courses: BA Philosophy, and BA Ethics, Value and Philosophy. We also offer several joint-degree courses.

Teachers and advisors: would you like one of our PhD students to give a talk at your school? Click here.

Postgraduate Taught (MA)

We offer two intensive and respected Master's degree programmes, in Philosophy and in Ethics and Political Theory.

In one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), you will develop your philosophical skills and knowledge beyond the undergraduate level. MA students write several extended essays and a dissertation.

How to Apply

Postgraduate Research (PhD) 

Find out about our postgraduate research courses.

How to Apply


Read about current staff research activity.


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 Contact us

Subject Officers

School Postgraduate Administrator

Amanda Harvey

+44 (0)118 378 7331



School Undergraduate Admissions

Debbie King

+44 (0)118 378 8148



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