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PhD opportunities

Pursue research you're passionate about and help to advance our understanding of what it means to be human.

Why study with us?

97% of our research was judged to be of international standing (Research Excellence Framework, 2014.) You'll join internationally-renowned academics at the forefront of social and scientific research.

Fees and funding

The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding.

How we support you

You'll receive support from the Department as well as the Graduate School, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.

Life in the Department

Join a vibrant and supportive community, where you'll be encouranged to develop your research interests.

Our research

We have an international reputation for the quality of our archaeological research. 97% of our research was judged to be of international standing in the Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Find a supervisor

Our experts will support and guide you through the development of your research. Find a supervisor whose interests align with yours.
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