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PhD opportunities

 Explore research you're passionate about and help to advance our understanding of the natural environment. Opportunities include the Earth System Prediction Doctoral Training Programme, delivered in partnership with ECMWF, the UK Met Office and NCAS; and the Scenario Doctoral Training Programme, delivered with partners from the public and industrial sectors.


Why study with us?

Join a department renowned for its pioneering research on the fundamental science of weather and climate. 97% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences).

Fees and funding

The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are plenty of ways to access PhD funding.

How we support you

You'll receive support from the Department of Meteorology as well as the Doctoral and Researcher College, the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.

Life in the Department

Join a supportive, collaborative research community at the forefront of climate science.

Our research

We are ranked 5th in the world for Atmospheric Science (ShanghaiRanking 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects). Our pioneering research informs how governments, industries and communities respond to complex environmental issues.

Find a supervisor

Our world-leading experts will support and guide you through the development of your research. Find a supervisor whose interests align with yours.
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