University of Reading

University of Reading

Ethics and Political Theory

The course covers questions such as what makes life worth living? What makes a society just, and its laws worth respecting? What do we owe to members of other societies, generations and species? Can any of the answers to these questions really be true? If so, how can we know which answers to believe and what reasons, if any, do we have to act upon them? The purpose of the course (by research) is to enable you to address these and other philosophical issues of pressing personal and public concern.

Entry requirements

A degree in Philosophy (2.1 or above or equivalent from a university outside the UK) or another relevant subject is a prerequisite for admission.

Course modules

Modules include: Moral philosophy; contemporary political philosophy; philosophy of law; fairness; property rights.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA (Res) Full-time £ 12,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA (Res) Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA (Res) Part-time £ 6,930 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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