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Induction Information for New Postgraduates 2019-20 Entry

The Department of Philosophy welcomes all new Postgraduates and we look forward to meeting you when you arrive. Please ensure you read all information on this page, which will be regularly updated between now and the start of the academic year. Please note this information is subject to change. 

MA Summer Reading List 2019-20

Please find below, the MA summer reading list which will provide you with an introduction to the modules due to run in 2019-20, as well as indicative reading to familiarise you with the key topic areas covered in each module.

MA Summer Reading List  

Welcome to Warwick

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This webpage will provide you with general information about pre-arrival and arrival information to prepare you for starting your course. There is also information about Welcome Week, which will be held Monday 23rd - Sunday 29th September and is open to all first year students.

Postgraduate Induction Information

Thursday 26th September 2019

1. General Introductory Meeting for all Postgraduate Students

This is an important meeting and all new postgraduate students must attend. You will be given information relevant to your course and academic/research support available. Talks will be given on the following topics (please note talks and times are subject to change).

10am - 12pm in H0.64 (Humanities Building)

General Introductory Meeting Schedule  

2. Lunch

Lunch with fellow students and staff will follow the general introductory meeting above from 12pm to 1pm. The lunch will be in room S2.133 (within the Economics Department). Please note this is a fairly small room with a capacity of 18 people. You are also welcome to eat lunch in the postgraduate common room in the department which is room S2.40.

3. Specific Course Induction Meetings

Students will meet course convenors time on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 as below:

MA Continental Philosophy - Tuesday 2.00-3.00pm in S0.28 (Social Sciences Building)

MA Philosophy - Tuesday 3.00-3.30pm in S0.28 (Social Sciences Building)

MA Philosophy and the Arts - Tuesday 3.30pm - 4.30pm in S1.66 (Social Sciences Building)

MPhil 2+2 - *please note amended time* Tuesday 5.00-5.30pm in S0.28 (Social Sciences Building)

PhD - see PhD induction meeting below

4. PG Information Fair

This is an important meeting which all new PhD students only must attend. You will be given information on PhD supervision, Graduate Progress Commitee (GPC) meetings and professional development to support your research.

2 - 4pm in Studio Theatre (Arts Centre)

PhD Induction Meeting Programme  

Friday 27th September 2019

5. Postgraduate Welcome Conference

As part of the induction activites, the Department will hold a Postgraduate Welcome Conference which will comprise of talks from students and staff. A lunch will be provided before the conference and will provide an opportunity for new students to meet staff and current students.

Lunch: 12 - 1:30pm (Outside H0.52, Humanities Building)

Conference: 1:30pm - 6:00pm in H0.52 (Humanities Building)

Postgraduate Welcome Conference Programme  

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7. Professional Development Seminar

All new postgraduate students are strongly encouraged to attend the Term 1 Departmental Professional Development Workshop, which will cover professional and personal development topics such as: academic writing, library resources, course planning and literature searching. This is scheduled for XX. The full schedule will be confirmed and sent out to students in due course.

Other University Induction Events

One event which will be of interest to incoming research students is the CADRE induction event on Monday 1st October 2018 5.00-6.25pm in H0.51 (Humanities Building). CADRE (Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence) provides funding, professional development, events, training and information for research students in the Arts Faculty (including the Department of Philosophy). To sign up for the CADRE induction event please register here.

CADRE Induction Schedule  


(link for enrolment for new students)

(Please note - you will receive an email from the University of Warwick notifying you when you can enrol online. As long as you have met all the conditions on your offer, you should be asked to complete this 4-6 weeks in advance of your course start date. Do not try to access your online form before you receive an email asking you to do so, otherwise you may encounter problems).