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The Department of Meteorology is world-renowned for its pioneering research on the fundamental dynamics and physics of weather and climate.

Our research divisions and research groups tackle some of the most critical environmental issues facing society today, including understanding and predicting climate, hazardous weather and air pollution.

Learn more about our research


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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

We want to ensure that your time spent with us is as rewarding as possible.

To allow you to explore your 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.