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Dedicated facilities – University of Reading

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  • Modern facilities and an award-winning campus

Dedicated facilities

Modern resources support world-class teaching.

The University's ongoing investment in high-quality teaching and learning facilities includes extensive resources, from libraries and computing to language labs and wireless networking.

“GIIDAE is simply in the league of the best. Studying a master's degree here has been an indelible turning point of my professional career. From the high calibre of academic staff, world-class learning facilities, enormous career support services, lively students' social interactions, I simply could not ask for anything more.”

Philip Harawa, MSc Applied International Development

A modern learning environment

Our building features lecture theatres with modern equipment, student PC rooms with printing facilities, and a café. In addition, as a GIIDAE postgraduate student, you will benefit from a dedicated room for independent study.

University Library

Located at the centre of our main campus, the Library is open 24/7 during term time and contains more than a million volumes in addition to online databases and journals. It comprises a study area, group study rooms, PC suites, photocopying facilities and a café.

Find out more by visiting the Library website.

Outstanding IT facilities

Across campus you will have 24-hour access to PC facilities and wireless internet use. Email, file storage and library access are provided to all students and many resources are available from anywhere, including via mobile devices, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. Interactive online tools, including our virtual learning environment, provide you with study resources and learning materials.

Farms and research facilities

We have considerable land-based resources in the Reading area, with 800 hectares of mixed farming lands and woodlands spread throughout the surrounding areas at Arborfield, Shinfield and Sonning.

In addition to the School's substantial teaching and research resources in crops at Sonning and animals at Arborfield, our farms represent a significant commercial farming operation.

Find out more about our farms and research facilities.


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The quickest and easiest way to apply for postgraduate study at the University of Reading is through our online application service.

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