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The award
MRes

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7360 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15650 per year

All study options

About Philosophy at University of Reading

An intensive but flexible research-based philosophy programme for graduates looking to further their studies.

Broaden your philosophical knowledge 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.

Whether you're looking to further your studies or pave the way for a change of career, this course will provide you with valuable skills and the knowledge to succeed. 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.

Contributing to the interdisciplinary and academic environment of the Department, 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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7360 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15650 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2018/19 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants.

Entry requirements

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

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