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Welcoming students to Reading

The School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics is dedicated to developing long-lasting and sustainable partnerships with prestigious universities and institutions around the world.

Our partnerships help to enhance the scope of educational and career paths available to our students and  support increased global engagement and collaboration to share ideas and learning opportunities.

Army Higher Education Pathway

In partnership with Henley Business School we deliver the British Army’s Higher Education Pathway, a programme providing army officers with degree-level qualifications.

Drawing on our expertise in international relations and strategic studies, this partnership is designed to provide the Army with an enduring "intellectual edge".

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

We have a close relationship with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in both teaching and research.

We work with RMAS in delivering the Army Higher Education Pathway and welcome several RMAS staff to the department every two years as visiting research fellows.

The Jindal Global University Partnership

The Department of Politics and International Relations offers a double master’s programme with Jindal Global University (JGU). Students study one year at each institution and receive two degrees.

Students who have successfully studied MA Diplomacy, Law and Business degree at JGU, can study at University of Reading and gain two master’s degrees.

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

The School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics offers a double master's programme with the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Students study one year at each institution and receive two degrees.

Students studying on the KDI Global Master’s Program can come to the University of Reading to study our MA Public Policy programme and gain two master’s degrees.


Our research

97% of our research outputs are rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, meaning that the University of Reading is 6th highest in the UK for research outputs (Times Higher Education analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 – Politics and International Studies, when scoring by GPA Output). Many of our academics have attracted prestigious funded fellowships and grants for their work.


Meet our experts

Our staff have exceptional knowledge in an impressive range of political topics and issues. Many of our academics are directly involved in international politics, sharing their expertise with governments and policymakers.


Life in Reading

Reading's bustling town centre has strong transport links to London and the south east. London and Oxford are both just 25 minutes away by train, where you have access to great research resources and a wide variety of speaker meetings and other events.