Our PhD programmes offer an interdisciplinary approach to practice-based research, designed for artists and curators.
Our doctoral community
Our international postgraduate community provides a supportive, stimulating and critical environment for the development of innovative doctoral research.
As a PhD student at Reading you will have access to the Graduate School. Located in the Old Whiteknights House, this facility provides space for doctoral researchers to work and network with others.
Our specialist staff
Our staff specialise in key areas of focus including exhibition and curatorial practice, publication projects and critical art writing.Our academics also regularly exhibit work or curate exhibitions at prestigious international institutions.
If you need support developing a PhD proposal, read more about our staff and their specialisms.
Our research programmes allow artists and curators to contribute to the wider cultural context through original critical work, deepening their understanding of their practice.We also work with international museums, galleries and collections in sharing our research to both specialist and non-academic audiences.
Learn more about how our research informs our teaching
Reading School of Art holds a regular PhD seminar series, which aims to give you the opportunity to practise speaking about your work at a friendly, supportive, critical and informal event. There are also opportunities to teach on undergraduate courses.
Developing a PhD
Support and supervision
You will receive regular support from two supervisors, and meet twice a term for colloquia to discuss your research.