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Develop your PhD proposal

Artwork by Melanie Jackson
Find out about our areas of expertise, our approach to a practice-based PhD, and how we can help you refine your proposal.

Why study with us?

Learn more about how we make a distinctive contribution to creative knowledge through practice-led, theoretical, and art historical modes of enquiry.

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 Reading School of Art and the Doctoral and Researcher College, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.


Lecturers chatting in the studio
Our academic teaching staff are leading artists, writers and curators. Find out more about their areas of expertise and current projects.

How to apply for a PhD

Find out about our entry requirements and how to submit your application.