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As a postgraduate research student at the Institute of Education you will be part of a large, vibrant and diverse research community-around 70 students from all over the world study on our doctoral programmes.

You will work alongside a thriving group of leading academics and postgraduate researchers. We have a long and established track record of research excellence, working with a wide variety of academic, business and governmental partners to achieve significant social and educational benefits.


How we support you

You'll receive support from the Institute of Education, as well as the Doctoral and Researcher College, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.

Leadership programme

Designed in partnership with Henley Business School, this programme is designed specifically for you to develop your skills in leadership.

You'll enhance your understanding, experience and practice of leading and have the opportunity to explore your own capabilities.


Life on campus

The Institute of Education is based on the historic London Road campus which underwent a £30 million refurbishment of the classical 'Oxford cloistered' quadrangle to create a dedicated world-class education centre.