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We have a proven track record of supporting doctoral researchers to successfully complete their studies, with 98.9% of those who submit their thesis being awarded a doctorate (University of Reading Doctoral Examination Outcomes 2017/18 to 2021/22). 

Our research community

With over 1,800 doctoral students from over 100 different countries, we offer a vibrant and diverse community where you will be able to network, build friendships, gain inspiration and feel represented.


Study and research facilities

Old Whiteknights House is at the heart of the Doctoral and Researcher College and provides dedicated space for you to work and relax.


University support services

As a member of the University of Reading, you can access many services and facilities that can make your time here more productive and enjoyable.


Bringing your family

If you are thinking of moving to Reading with your family, we've put together some useful information to help you.

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English language support

If English is not your first language, our International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) can help you develop your academic English skills.

ISLI also offers doctoral thesis writing programmes in partnership with the Doctoral and Researcher College. These are available free of charge to international students.