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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?

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 Doctoral and Researcher College, 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

The University of Reading is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality and research outputs in Archaeology (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, based on its analysis of the latest REF 2021).

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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