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We offer flexible modes of study designed to fit with your needs. Our doctoral students undertake impactful research that's interdisciplinary and archive-based, spanning from the Middle Ages to the present.
98% of our research overall has been rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding.
You'll receive support from our Department as well as the Graduate School, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.
Join a friendly, collaborative community. You’ll have many opportunities to network with other researchers, within the University and internationally.
We study French, Italian, German, Spanish and several related languages, including Dutch, Catalan, Latin, medieval Occitan.
Our experts teach across four distinct areas, combining language study with history, politics, literature, linguistics, film and culture.