Please click on the above links to obtain the Programme Specifications that are available for the following degree programmes at the University of Reading:

  • all Undergraduate and Integrated Masters* degree programmes which commenced between October 2002 and October 2023
  • taught Postgraduate degree programmes which commenced between October 2003 and October 2023
  • a number of taught Postgraduate degree programmes which commenced in October 2002.

*Note: Programme specifications for Integrated Masters degrees are grouped with undergraduate programme specifications based on the entrance level of the programme. Integrated Masters Degrees are located at Level 7 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ). These degrees integrate a period of undergraduate study with a Masters degree and lead to a single classified award at the end of the programme.

**Please note that as of 2011 the following Faculty and School have merged:**
The former Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences are now the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science
The former School of Politics and International Relations and School of Economics are now the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations

The purpose of programme specifications

Programme Specifications are intended to provide a standard format for describing the University's taught degree programmes, in line with Quality Assurance Agency and University Guidelines (Sections 5d and 5e). They are produced mainly for internal use, although they contain information useful to current and prospective students and other stakeholders. As the content of the University s degree programmes is constantly being developed, the information contained within the specifications is liable to change.

Programme documentation pre-October 2002

Before October 2002, the formal details of the University's taught degree programmes were set out in a Syllabus document for each programme. Since the University moved to a modular degree structure in October 2002 (for Undergraduate and Integrated Masters programmes) and in October 2003 (for taught Postgraduate programmes), all taught programmes are required to have an associated Programme Specification, which replaced syllabuses as the formal documentation.

Syllabuses for all Undergraduate and Integrated Masters degree programmes which started before October 2002 and for the remainder of the taught Postgraduate programmes commencing in October 2002 can be found in the edition of the University Calendar appropriate to the year in which the programme commenced. Paper copies of the Calendar are available to view from the University's Graduation Office (contact Rachel HillKelly, x8117)


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Contact Us

For any queries regarding a programme at the University of Reading, applicants and students should contact the relevant School or Department. For questions regarding the programme specifications, please contact:

Rosie Brown for programmes in the Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)118 378 5428

Lynda Tomlinson for programmes in FAHSS
Telephone: +44(0)118 378 5085

Zoe Bourne,
Teaching & Learning Officer, for programmes in Henley Business School
Email: henleyschooloffice@

Telephone: +44(0)118 378 5123