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PhD opportunities

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

As a PhD student in our School, you'll be able to make fascinating discoveries that address global challenges. Our campus provides a rich environment for biological scientists.
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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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Research

We conduct research in areas that are highly relevant to current global challenges. We seek to uncover new ways to protect the natural world.
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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 staff will support and guide you through the development of your research. Find a supervisor whose interests align with yours.
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