Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree in philosophy (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

Months of entry


Course content

* An intensive but flexible programme for graduates wanting to develop their studies
* Ideal preparation for those wishing to undertake doctoral research
* Focus on your own areas of research
* Benefit from one-to-one supervision with experts in your chosen field of study
* Broaden your philosophical knowledge through classes, seminars, reading groups, lectures and guest speaker events

About the Department

The Department of Philosophy offers a stimulating research environment for our graduate students, with distinguished visiting speakers coming to the University of Reading each term.

We regularly host major conferences, including an annual conference sponsored by our home journal, Ratio. Being within easy reach of Oxford and London, you can also take advantage of the wealth of philosophy events at these two leading centres of research.

Our Department is dynamic, forging links with other departments and universities and devising new ways of improving the education and experience of our students.

There is a range of great opportunities for collaboration with staff and other students at regular seminars, reading groups and events organised by the student-run Philosophy Society. We are also well known for our friendly, collaborative atmosphere, in which students and staff get to know one another on an individual basis.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation20 (20000 words)
Assessed Presentation of work20

Course contact details

Globa Recruitment Team