Collections Based Research Programme

Three children with gas masks watching steam threshing at Westerham in Kent, 1939Reading's doctoral training programme in original collections and archival research is a nationally distinctive route to PhD study that allows students to build a bespoke profile of skills and experience whilst engaged in original research.

For full detailsof the Programme, visit Collections Based Research Programme - PhD Studentships on the Graduate School website.

Opportunities are available to undertake a programme of advanced research that draws significantly on one of the University's outstanding collections and archives, including MERL's English nationally important agricultural and rural history archival material. 

To find out more about the opportunities relating to the MERL collections, download the pdfs:



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