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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, but please note that 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 Induction for all Postgraduate Students

This will include a welcome from the Head of Department and the Director of Graduate Studies, key information regarding our postgraduate community and a talk from the Student Union.

Time: 10:00-11:30am

Location: H0.64 (Humanities Building, ground floor)

2. Specific Programme Induction Sessions

MA and MPhil Students:

Time: 11:30-12:30pm

Location: H0.64 (Humanities Building, ground floor)

The programme can be found here.

PhD Students:

Time: 11:30-12:30pm

Location: H0.66 (Humanities Building, ground floor)

The programme can be found here.

3. Lunch

All new students and staff are invited to lunch after the above induction meetings. This will be held in the foyer outside of room H0.64 in the Humanities Building.

4. PG Information Fair

This will provide the opportunity for you to informally meet the course convenors and other members of staff from the Department. There will also be representatives from other departments across the University, including the PG Hub and Migration, Identity and Translation Network team.

2:00 - 4:00pm in Studio Theatre (Arts Centre)

Friday 27th September 2019

5. Postgraduate Welcome Conference

As part of the induction activities, 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 some of our current staff and students.

Lunch: 12:00 - 1:30pm (Outside H0.52, Humanities Building)

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

Postgraduate Welcome Conference Programme

Other University Induction Events

One event which will be of interest to incoming research students is the CADRE induction event on Monday 30th September 2019 5:00-6:30pm 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.


(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.).