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PhD opportunities

Join our thriving and welcoming programme by undertaking a PhD in Philosophy. We offer supervision from leading experts across a wide range of areas.

Why study for a PhD with us?

Combine rigorous supervision and a full schedule of events with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in which students and staff learn from each other.

Fees and funding

The University is committed to supporting postgraduate research students. Find out more about PhD fees and funding, including information on studentships and bursaries.

How we support you

You'll receive support from the Department of Philosophy and the Graduate School, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.

Life in the Department

Become an important part of a flourishing and welcoming community. You will work alongside internationally renowned academics and collaborate with colleagues from across the University.

Our research

100% of our research environment and 96% of our research outputs were rated to be of international quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Read our stories

Explore the stories behind our staff, students and alumni and learn about life in the Department of Philosophy.