Department of Philosophy, University of Reading
Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2016-17
The Department of Philosophy at Reading is part of the thriving School of Humanities, which has a strong interdisciplinary tradition and attracts large numbers of undergraduate and graduate students from the UK and overseas. The Department has a large doctoral programme (averaging twenty students).
The Department is well known for its friendly and co-operative atmosphere, in which students and staff get to know each other on an individual basis. We run a busy and exciting programme of graduate seminars, visiting speakers, reading groups, staff research seminars, and social events.
We are a lively and productive centre of research with an international reputation for excellence. Our research and supervisory expertise extends across a wide range of areas. We have a special reputation in ethics but also cover philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and Wittgenstein, among others.
The Department and University offer a full range of excellent facilities for supporting doctoral study, including dedicated study space in the Graduate School building.
In 2016-17, the Department is offering the following funding opportunities for postgraduate study:
- AHRC studentships (fully funded, UK/EU) as part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Programme, for supervision jointly with Reading and another member of the consortium (including Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton, Bath). Enquire here. Deadline: 12 January 2017.
- International Research Studentships (one fully funded, six fees-only). This is a university-wide competition. Enquire here. Deadline: 27 January 2017.
- Anniversary PhD Scholarships (ten fully funded, UK/EU). This is a university-wide competition. Enquire here. Deadline: 1 February 2017.
- Leverhulme Doctoral Programme in Climate Justice (fully funded, UK/EU and international). Enquire here. Deadline: 17 March 2017.
- University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries (up to fifteen fees-only awards, residents of Reading area). Enquire here. Deadline: 1 May 2017.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Department to discuss possible research proposals, potential supervisors, and applications. The Postgraduate Admissions Director is Prof. Brad Hooker (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies is Prof. David Oderberg (email@example.com). Our postgraduate support officer is Catherine O’Hare (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also have a look at the Department’s website and Facebook page. You can also request a copy of our current PhD Handbook so as to familiarise yourself with our programme.