Discover Philosophy at Reading
Learn through lectures, seminars and one-to-one supervision and take advantage of our study abroad and placement opportunities. Instead of exams, we offer you a wide variety of different assessment methods.
Join our inclusive and thriving community and enjoy lively debates, regular visiting speakers and attend events organised by the student-run Philosophy society.
Our academic staff are experts in a wide variety of philosophical topics, with particular strengths in moral philosophy, philosophy of language, metaphysics, Aristotle, Aquinas, Wittgenstein, and aesthetics including the philosophy of film.
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100% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Philosophy).