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.'

We are a thriving department in the the School of Humanities at the University of Reading. You can learn more about our staff, our publications, research centres and projects.

We also host numerous events. Details can be found on Facebook (below), or on our news and events blog. Click for details of this term's visiting speakers and the annual RATIO conference.

We offer two undergraduate single-honours degree courses (BA Philosophy, and BA Ethics, Value and Philosophy), and several joint-degree courses:

For postgraduates, we offer an intensive and respected Master's (MRes) in Philosophy, and specialised research training degrees (MPhil and PhD).

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


Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Dr James Andow

Postgraduate Director of Admissions
Professor Brad Hooker

Postgraduate Research

Catherine O'Hare
+44 (0) 118 378 5799

Current Students

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Head of Department

Prof RM de Gaynesford

Head of Humanities

Prof. Karla Pollmann

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