PhD Research

As a research student, you will join a dynamic and thriving community of postgraduate researchers and you will be an integral part of the School's life. You will have excellent facilities and support, including research training programmes, reading groups, informal lunches, faculty seminars, financial support for conferences and the like, and career development strategies. All law candidates have access to the University's Graduate School where there is 24-hour access to computing facilities throughout the year, study space and a range of up-to-date facilities for the exclusive use of postgraduate research students.

All candidates embarking on a PhD have regular meetings with supervision and independent monitoring panels to ensure that progress is on track and to provide assistance and support. Candidates present their research to peers and Law School faculty each year. For prospective PhD applicants, including our Masters students, the Law School regularly conducts doctoral preparation workshops. These are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to submit strong research proposals with a view to securing entry into doctoral programmes and studentship funding.

We offer supervision in a number of research areas.

More details are available on the webpages of the School of Law.

Meet some of our current research students.

PhD Plus

The University has launched PhD Plus, a new programme specially designed to meet the needs of overseas lecturers studying for a PhD. The programme helps to develop teaching skills and boost knowledge of Higher Education in the UK.
More details can be found here: University of Reading PhD Plus programme

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