People and Research

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.

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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.

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Research Degrees(MPhil, PhD)

Find out about our postgraduate research courses.

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How to Apply

PhD Graduate Placement Record (PDF)




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Philosophy Contacts

Subject Officers

Fax: +44 (0)118 378 6440

School of Humanities

Head of School

Prof Phillip Stratton-Lake

School Managers

  • Mrs Nina Aitken
  • Mrs Astrid House

Postgraduate Administrator

Amanda Harvey
+44 (0)118 378 7331

Undergraduate Admissions

Debbie King
+44 (0)118 378 8148


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