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Tuition fees

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PhD fees vary according to where you come from, whether you study full or part time and where you are based during your degree. 

Alumni discounts

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If you have already studied at undergraduate or postgraduate level at the University of Reading, you are entitled to a 10% discount on your tuition fees for the first year of your doctorate (up to a maximum of £1,000).

PhD funding

The University allocates more than £8m each year in postgraduate research funding, including PhD studentships. A studentship is usually a package that provides full funding for tuition fees and living costs.

Studentships for original research proposals in Film, Theatre & Television 

Our Department is part of the South Wales and West Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The DTP offers funded PhD studentships to UK and EU students across a consortium of nine universities.

 

We welcome proposals related to the themes outlined by the DTP:

 

  • cultural transmission, translation and migration
  • visual and textual aesthetics and materialities
  • environmental and regional pasts and futures
  • politics, policies and values
  • science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) subjects and objects
  • conflict and post-conflict.

Students are co-supervised across institutions in the consortium. If you are interested in applying, please contact Alison Butler, the Department's Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, for further discussion.

 

More information can be found on the DTP website.

Other studentships available for UK/EU students

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The University's Graduate School holds further information about studentships and other funding available for postgraduate study. 

Other studentships available for international students

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If you are applying from outside the UK and EU, the University offers a number of funding opportunities. It also provides information about other sources of funding.

We suggest that you consider funding sources in your own country as well to increase your chances of securing funding.

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Doctoral loans

You may be eligible to apply for a government-funded doctoral loan to fund your PhD.
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Alternative funding sources

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a database of less well-known sources of doctoral funding.

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Supplement your income

You might consider part-time or casual work as a way to supplement your income during your studies. There are often vacancies at the University, which you can apply for through Campus Jobs.