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PhD opportunities

Explore research you're passionate about, and help to advance our understanding of the natural environment.
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Why study with us?

Join a department renowned for its pioneering research on the fundamental science of weather and climate. 100% of our Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences research is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
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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.
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How we support you

You'll receive support from the Department of Meteorology as well as the Graduate School, the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.
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Life in the Department

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

We are ranked 2nd in the world for research in meteorology and atmospheric sciences (latest Center for World University Rankings, 2017). Our pioneering research informs how governments, industries and communities respond to complex environmental issues.
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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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