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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

As a postgraduate research student in the Department of Philosophy, you will be part of a flourishing and welcoming community. You will get to work alongside internationally renowned academics and contribute to highly respected research.

We offer intensive research-training degrees, complemented by rigorous supervision in a relaxed and friendly environment. A two-way collaborative process is encouraged, as students and staff learn from each other.

Groundbreaking Research

Our acclaimed academics are active researchers whose current interests inform our PhD programmes. The Department's main areas of research are moral philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and Wittgenstein. We can offer supervision in most areas of philosophy, including our staff's specialities.

Training

You will benefit from training sessions covering a variety of topics to help you get the most out of your research. For example, we offer support on applying for postdoctoral positions or gaining a book contract. In addition, the Graduate School also offer a programme of transferable skills training.

Careers

Our PhD students often go on to work in academia as postdoctoral researchers and research fellows, and now hold academic positions at several universities around the world.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per 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 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town 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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