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PhD opportunities

Join us in conducting advanced research that shapes and informs the area of history you're passionate about.

What to expect during your PhD at Reading


Why study with us?

Our academics are active researchers whose current interests inform our PhD programmes.

The Department's core research interests include political, cultural, and gender history, and the history of ideas and beliefs, across many geographical regions.


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

Training is an intrinsic part of your development as a researcher. During your degree course, you will benefit from training sessions covering a variety of topics.


Department life

Learn in an exciting environment where you'll be challenged and supported to thrive and grow as an individual.


Our research

The department contributes to a number of important and prize-winning impact projects, seeking to inform the future and influence change.


Meet the team

Meet the staff who will work with you and enable you to pursue your passions.