The undergraduate prospectus was issued in early 2019 and is aimed at prospective undergraduate students wishing to apply for a place at the University of Reading (the University) and start a course in autumn 2020. The prospectus describes in outline the courses and services offered by the University. The University makes every effort to ensure that the information provided in the prospectus is accurate and up to date at the time of going to press (February 2019). However, it may be necessary for the University to make some changes to the information presented in the prospectus following publication in view of the period of time between publication and the start of the academic year to which the prospectus relates. For example, where it is necessary to reflect changes in practice or theory in an academic subject as a result of emerging research, or if an accrediting body requires certain course content to be added or removed, or if the UK Government introduces legislation that requires us to make changes to any of the published information. Therefore, to make an informed and up-to-date decision, it is important that you check www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study for the latest information before making an application to study at the University.
The current version of the terms and conditions that will apply if you accept an offer at the University can be found within our Coming to Reading pages.
The University undertakes to take all reasonable steps to provide the services (including the courses) described in the prospectus. It does not, however, guarantee the provision of such services. Should industrial action or circumstances beyond the control of the University interfere with its ability to provide the services, the University undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise any disruption to the services. Please refer to the current version of our Student Protection Plan.
Sample modules are provided as a taster of some of the modules that may be available on the courses described in this prospectus.The sample modules listed may be compulsory (core) or optional modules. Information is correct at the time of going to press (February 2019) but the University cannot guarantee that a module appearing in this list will definitely run. Teaching staff on specific courses or modules mentioned in this prospectus may be subject to change.
Optional modules vary from year to year and entry to them will be at the discretion of the Programme Director. Some modules are available on more than one course; if you see a sample module under one course and want to know if it is available on another course, please ask us a question.
Joint courses disclaimer
Our joint courses may have extra requirements, including English language requirements. Please check the individual course pages for further details.
Unless it is a compulsory part of the course, study abroad is an option that students may choose to apply for, but it is a competitive process. The number of places available at partner institutions can vary year-on-year. While efforts are made to secure sufficient places at partner institutions to meet demand, the University cannot guarantee every applicant the possibility to study abroad or that it will be possible to study abroad at a particular institution or in a particular country. Partner institutions referenced on the Study Abroad website are correct at the time of publication.
Professional Placement Year
Courses with a Professional Placement Year (also known as Placement in Industry, or Placement Year) are fully dependent on students securing their own placement opportunity, normally through a competitive recruitment process. The University provides career and application support that is available to placement year students. Students who do not secure a placement, or who are unable to complete the placement year due to extenuating circumstances, are able to transfer to a three-year variant of their course following consultation with the University.