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Find a PhD

As part of the wider School of the Built Environment at Reading, we offer three doctoral programmes.

There are many opportunities to explore research topics, which span interdisciplinary boundaries including:

  • architecture
  • construction management
  • energy and environmental engineering.
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Types of doctoral degree

We offer several routes to a doctoral qualification, so you can find the one that suits you and the topic you wish to study.

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Part-time study

Part-time PhDs are available as well as full-time, so you can choose a mode of study that suits your circumstances.

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PhD by Distance

Our PhD by Distance programme allows you to benefit from the expertise of a Reading-based supervisor, while conducting your research in a different location.

PhD opportunities in the School of the Built Environment

To allow you to explore your various options, here is a list of some of our currently available PhD opportunities.

You can also propose your own project that aligns with our research. Find our more about how to apply for a PhD, and identify and contact a supervisor.

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