Archaeology for overseas students

Overseas students

Attending Reading Uni changed my life for the better
Maria Julia Garcia de Leon Valenzuela, BSc Archaeology. Mexico. 

Location and Affordability

Reading is located in central southern England, between London and Oxford, on the River Thames (and has an excellent University rowing club!)

Unlike many other parts of southern England Reading is relatively affordable to live in, while putting you within easy reach of museums, libraries, and world-famous archaeology…


Reading has excellent links (road and rail) in all directions:

  • London (30 minutes by fast train)
  • Oxford (25 minutes by fast train)
  • Southampton (50 minutes by fast train) and the south coast
  • Bristol (75 minutes by fast train)

Reading is also surrounded by the beautiful countryside of west Berkshire and south Oxfordshire, full of excellent walking and opportunities for long lunches...

Archaeology on your doorstep

The unique later prehistoric landscape of Wessex, including Avebury, Stonehenge, Danebury and numerous other monuments, is easily accessible from Reading

The archaeology of Oxfordshire (including the Uffington White Horse and the Rollright Stones) is just a short journey from Reading

The key Roman centre of Bath is also less than 2 hours by car, as is the Roman villa at Fishbourne

Museums & Libraries

With a short journey from Reading you can visit:

Reconstructed prehistoric houses at ButserAcademic resources

As well as Reading's own University Library, you are also close to:

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