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PhD opportunities

Discover our PhD opportunities. We offer flexible modes of study designed to fit your needs.

Why study with us?

Benefit from a collaborative environment with an excellence for research, as well as opportunities for training, allowing you to flourish.

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 PhD students

You'll receive support from our Department and the Graduate School, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity.

Supervisor research areas

The academic staff at Reading School of Pharmacy conduct internationally competitive research across four research divisions. These are Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy Practice.

Life in the department

You will be part of a large and vibrant community, working alongside a thriving group of postdoctoral researchers who recently completed their PhDs.

Work with us

Take advantage of our close links to industry, tech start-ups and patients and the public, giving you a wealth of opportunities to network.


Find out from some of our past and current PhD students to see what they enjoyed about their course.


Our research

97% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy).