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"The task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everyone sees" – Schopenhauer, 1818.

Our respected MRes Philosophy offers a fascinating and focused insight into your chosen area of study. Whether you're looking to further your studies or pave the way for a change of career, our philosophy master's course will provide you with valuable skills and the knowledge to succeed.

Watch Emily Taylor discuss why she chose to study our MRes Philosophy programme.

Looking for 2022/23 courses?

If you would like to start studying Philosophy at the University of Reading in 2022, please view our 2022/23 postgraduate courses.

"Studying philosophy changed my whole mindset, and made me question beliefs and attitudes that I had never thought to question before. As a mature student, I found that Reading suited me very well. The course was flexible enough to fit around my commitments, and there was a great community at all levels of study. The academics were also very approachable, and they have fully supported me throughout my time at Reading and beyond.”


BA, MRes and PhD in Philosophy graduate

intellectually stimulating study

At Reading, we offer expert supervision across a broad range of philosophical interests. Benefit from a flexible structure that enables you to pursue your passions, in our diverse and welcoming learning environment.

enhance your career prospects

Further your skills, knowledge and experience to progress on your career path. Find out how your master's degree in philosophy can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities.


master's scholarships 2021

Find out more about scholarships, discounts and postgraduate funding.

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