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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

MRes Philosophy is an intensive but flexible research-based philosophy programme for graduates looking to further their studies.

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.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our graduates have gone on to careers in politics, the media, the civil service, advertising, journalism, law, the police, retail, management, and a wide variety of other professions.

Our MRes students also finish the programme well prepared for PhD research. Previous master’s students have gone on to do PhDs at Reading, and at other excellent institutions in the UK and elsewhere.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 52

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    122 57%

    33rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    40th

    11

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