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Our research spans all aspects of food and nutrition, from farm to fork and beyond. We offer interdisciplinary research projects in a world-leading environment, with a focus on improving the quality and safety of food to deliver health benefits for society.

As part of the research community in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, you'll be well supported throughout your time here. We are world-renowned for the quality of our research, making Reading an excellent environment for food scientists.

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Types of doctoral degree

We offer several routes to a doctoral qualification, so you can find the one that suits you and the topic you wish to study.

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Part-time study

Part-time PhDs are available as well as full time, so you can choose a mode of study that suits your circumstances.

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PhD by Distance

Our PhD by Distance programme allows you to benefit from the expertise of a Reading-based supervisor, while conducting your research in a different location.

Find a PhD

Find a PhD opportunity that aligns with your interests and career ambitions.

We want to ensure that your time spent with us is as rewarding as possible. To allow you to explore your various options, here's a list of some of our currently available PhD opportunities.

We do, however, offer many more options, so please contact us for further information. You can propose your own project that aligns with our research. Find out more about how to apply for a PhD.