University of Reading

University of Reading

Philosophy

Broaden your philosophical knowledge in an intensive but flexible research-based programme for graduates looking to further their studies. Learn through a combination of classes, seminars, reading groups, lectures and guest speaker events; and focus your research into your chosen area of study. Our MRes programme is ideal preparation if you are considering undertaking future doctoral research. The flexibility of our MRes programme enables you to pursue your interests. Structured into weekly MRes seminars where all students present their ongoing work to peers and academics, the course offers regular, individual supervision with expert members of staff in your chosen field. This course will provide you with valuable skills and the knowledge to succeed, whether you're looking to further your studies or pave the way for a change of career. You will gain a firm philosophical grounding and mastery of specialised areas of study, as well as the ability to critically engage with, and reflect upon, current philosophical debates. We run a number of events throughout the year dedicated to stimulating and fostering research. These include a full visiting speaker programme, a work-in-progress programme, a graduate seminar, a regular staff-student reading group, and the highly regarded annual Ratio Conference. Our dynamic student and staff community is a vital part of our department, and you will be supported throughout your studies by our dedicated teaching staff and friendly support staff.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree in philosophy (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Students on this course write three individually supervised essays and a dissertation. Topics for essays and the dissertation can be chosen from any of the main areas of Philosophy. Possible topic areas may include: * Philosophy of mind * Metaphysics * Philosophy of Science * Wittgenstein * Philosophy of language * Epistemology * Philosophy of religion * Moral philosophy * Aesthetics

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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