Each year, the University of Reading awards over £8 million of funding in research studentships to home/EU and international students and these great opportunities are open to high quality students for funded research in a wide range of subject areas.
What we can offer you as a doctoral researcher is a fantastic experience beyond the traditional PhD, providing a platform for success in your future career. During your time at Reading, you can expect to benefit from elements unique to Reading, such as our publication and grant writing master classes (for those aspiring to an academic career). For those wanting wider employment opportunities, access to our high quality leadership programme, run via our triple-accredited Henley Business School, and to placement opportunities will help you build the skills you need.
About study at Reading
As a University of Reading student, you will be studying at one of the UK’s top universities for research, at a time when we are attracting and investing in high calibre academics in key interdisciplinary areas. We are highly regarded, nationally and internationally, for the quality of our research, and we are committed to ensuring that the experience of our postgraduate research students is enhanced by our outstanding research environment. We have some of the highest standard facilities for research and our ongoing investment in new buildings, such as our Centre for Integrative Neuroscience & Neurodynamics, our Chemical Analysis Facility, our Centre for Advanced Microscopy and our Design Innovation Research Centre.
We support doctoral research in a wide range of subject areas, spanning:
You can also expect excellent supervision and support, as reflected in our outstanding submission rates and subsequent postgraduate employment rates. Our Graduate School offers first-class professional and personal skills training, state-of-the-art facilities and career development support for doctoral researchers. We also offer a range of different modes of study to accommodate researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds.
The University’s campus has been acknowledged as one of the best open spaces in the country with the presentation of a prestigious Green Flag award. The University is also in a prime location in the South-East of England and has excellent transport links, with frequent high speed rail links between Reading and London, as well as many other towns and cities across the UK.
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Details of specific studentship schemes or research projects currently open for applications can be viewed here:
How to apply
Our website details the process of application from your initial enquiry to the point of offer. Full details can be found here:
For general enquiries, including who to contact to discuss your application, please see the Graduate School website at: