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; 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; approaching deadlines for funded postrgraduate study.

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

Contact Us

Philosophy Programme Administrators

Karin Mundt

+44 (0) 118 378 5648

Luisa Ciampi

+44 (0) 118 378 6257


Post Graduate Research courses

Catherine O'Hare

+44 (0) 118 378 5799


Student Support

Patrick Holmes

+44 (0) 118 378 5443


Head of Humanities

Prof Phillip Stratton-Lake

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Dr James Andow

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