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Find your PhD

We offer three doctoral programmes within the School of the Built Environment. There are many opportunities to explore research topics, which span interdisciplinary boundaries: 

  • architecture
  • construction management
  • energy and environmental engineering.

Types of doctoral degree

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Choose a PhD by Thesis or PhD by Published Works.

Part-time study

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

PhD by Distance

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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.

PhD opportunities in the School of Built Environment

To allow you to explore your various options, here is a list of some of our currently available PhD opportunities within the School of the Built Environment. 

You can also propose your own project that aligns with our research. Find out more about how to apply for a PhD, and identify and contact a supervisor.

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