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PhD opportunities

Discover our PhD opportunities. We offer flexible modes of study designed to fit your needs.

Why study with us?

Join a Department with where you will be guided by expert academics in their field, pushing you to achieve your highest potential.


How you'll study

Gain economics research skills through a structured training programme and many other opportunities.


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.

Find a supervisor

Our staff will support and guide you through the development of your research. Find  a supervisor whose interests align with yours.


How we support you

As well as receiving support from your supervisors within the Department, you'll have access to wider academic and pastoral support services provided by the University.

Our PhD students

As a postgraduate research student in Economics at Reading you will be part of a vibrant community, working alongside a thriving group of young and established researchers.


Our research

Economics at Reading focuses on applied economic research directed towards improving the quality of life in the UK and around the world.

PhD stories

Read our stories to find out what it's like to study a PhD in the Department of Economics at Reading.