Philosophy at the University of Reading

'Really interesting course with dedicated lecturers ... the range of modules available is excellent ... small classes, allowing for good debates, and ease when discussing topics with lecturers ... friendly staff [and] interesting subjects ... lecturers are inclusive and approachable ... very good library resources ... the lecturers are passionate about philosophy.'

About us: We are a thriving department in the the School of Humanities at the University of Reading.
our staff; our publications; research centres and projects; news and events blog; this term's visiting speakers; New! LATERALIS, the Reading Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Undergraduate Study: we offer two single-honours degree courses: BA Philosophy, and BA Ethics, Value and Philosophy. We also offer several joint-degree courses.
undergraduate courses; entry requirements; this term's office hours

Postgraduate Study: We offer an intensive and respected Master's degree programme, an MRes in Philosophy. In one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), you will develop your philosophical skills and knowledge beyond the undergraduate level. MRes students write several extended essays and a dissertation. We also offer specialised research training degrees (MPhil and PhD).
graduate placement record; how to apply;

Teachers and advisors: Would you like one of our PhD students to give a talk at your school?



We are committed to implementing the British Philosophical Association/Society for Women in Philosophy UK Good Practice Scheme. Please click here (pdf) for our implementation plan and report. BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme Logo

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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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