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Postgraduate – University of Reading

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  • Postgraduate study

    Learn about our vibrant research community


Our Department offers diverse opportunities for postgraduate study. We have a vibrant community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and state-of-the-art facilities to support your training.

We are a friendly, supportive Department, fostering a collaborative culture that values the development of transferable skills. Each year, we attract numerous awards from research councils, industry and the University of Reading in order to support new postgraduate students.

MSc in Chemical research

We have a modular one-year Master's degree that is designed to offer you flexibility.

phD programmes

We offer a 3-4 year research degree, with opportunities across all of our research themes.

Our research groups

We manage our research programmes through three themes: Biomedical, Molecular and Analytical Chemistry, Materials and Interfaces for the Future, and Soft Matter. The projects offered within these three themes are often multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary as we use a collaborative approach to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing society.

Meet the team

The Department has over 20 research-active staff members, who work alongside our postgraduate students to ensure they maximise their academic potential.

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