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PhD opportunities

Discover PhD opportunities in the School of Biological Sciences.
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Why study with us?

Make fascinating discoveries that address important healthcare challenges. Benefit from our interdisciplinary links and purpose-built research facilities.
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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.
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How we support you

You'll receive support from the School of Biological Sciences and the Graduate School, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.
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Our research

Our research focuses on understanding the brain and designing technology to manage diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and epilepsy, and improve longevity and health.
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Life in the Department

Our students are publishing in high-impact journals, presenting at international conferences, organising outreach activities and making a difference in society. 
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Meet the team

Our community of staff includes internationally renowned academics, recognised for the excellence of their teaching and research.
Athena SWAN Silver Award
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