University of Reading

University of Reading

Philosophy

* 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 **Philosophy at Reading** 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.

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

Master of Research - MRes: 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 Master of Research - MRes: * Three individually supervised essays, an oral presentation, and a dissertation * Topics for essays and dissertation can be chosen from _any of the main areas of Philosophy * Weekly seminar where students present their ongoing work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 15,650 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 7,360 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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