About the University of Reading
The University of Reading is recognised as one of the top 200 Universities in the world, and is home to 17,000 students from over 150 countries.
Founded in the 19th century as an extension College of the University of Oxford, Reading was the only University to be awarded a charter between the two world wars. Over the decades we have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change.
Henley Business School
Henley was the first business school to be established in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe. We are consistently ranked among the world’s top 50 business schools by the Financial Times and The Economist. We are also among an elite group of business schools to be triple-accredited for the quality and capability of our faculty and output.
Real Estate & Planning
Our School is the largest in the UK for teaching and research in real estate and planning. Established in 1968 at the University of Reading, we are the only major UK real estate and planning centre to be located within a business school. Being part of the Henley Business School reflects our close and longstanding collaborative relationship with industry.
We enjoy a worldwide reputation for excellence in both teaching and research: we are consistently ranked in the top three positions in all major league tables and the US-based Urban Land Institute ranks us as the leading real estate centre in Europe.
We undertake internationally recognised, leading edge research into real estate, planning and land and we offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, all of which are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our planning courses are also fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Our programmes are held in high regard by leading employers, many of whom come to us each year to recruit our graduates. We are proud of our outstanding employment record, with more than 95% of our students entering graduate level jobs within 6 months of leaving us.