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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 vibrant community and work alongside a thriving group of postdoctoral researchers who recently completed their PhDs.

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.

How we support you

You'll receive support from the Department of English Literature and the Graduate School, the University's hub for all doctoral activity.

Meet our experts

Our talented and internationally-diverse team are actively involved in research, contributing directly to your teaching and supervision.

Our research

The English Literature Department pursues internationally recognised research across the historical spectrum.

Life in the Department

As a postgraduate research student in the Department of English Literature at Reading, you will be part of a large and vibrant community.