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Our research areas

We focus on data science, machine learning, computer vision, big data analytics, computational biometrics and security, cloud computing, and high-performance computing for environmental sciences.

Our staff have a wide range of expertise in computer science. As you explore your options and consider your research topic, find out more about our staff and the areas of postgraduate research that they supervise.

There are also opportunities to work with other Schools and Departments across the University. 


Types of doctoral degree

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

Part-time study

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Our Department offers both part-time and full-time PhDs, so you can choose a mode of study that suits your circumstances. 

PhD by Distance

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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

Find a PhD opportunity that aligns with your interests and career ambitions.

We want to ensure that your time spent with us is as rewarding as possible. To allow you to explore your various options, here's a list of some of our currently available PhD opportunities.

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

Athena SWAN Silver Award