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PhD opportunities

Discover our PhD opportunities in food and nutritional sciences, nutrition and health, and gut immunity.

Why study a PhD with us?

We offer world-leading research facilities and have a long-standing reputation for the quality of our research. 95% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2*submissions – Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences).


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 Food and Nutritional Sciences and the Graduate School, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.