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PhD opportunities

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

Join us for your PhD in Biomedical Sciences to explore common health problems of relevance to the modern world. Benefit from our excellent research centres and contribute to fascinating research.
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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

The aim of our Biomedical Sciences research is to extend life, ease pain, combat diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and enhance the healthy state.
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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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