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Work with world-leading archaeologists at the University of Reading to pursue your own research career.

Our expertise spans the Palaeolithic to the Medieval periods, and regions of the world including the UK, Europe, Middle East, South America and China.

Learn more about our research


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Types of doctoral degree

We offer several routes to a doctoral qualification, so you can find the one that suits you and the topic you wish to study.

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Part-time study

Part-time PhDs are available as well as full-time, so you can choose a mode of study that suits your circumstances.

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PhD by Distance

Our PhD by Distance programme allows you to benefit from the expertise of a Reading-based supervisor, while conducting your research in a different location.


Find a PhD

We want to ensure that your time spent with us is as rewarding as possible.

To allow you to explore your various options, here's a list of some of our currently available PhD opportunities. We do, however, offer many more options, so please contact us for further information.