We offer advanced study on programmes taught by academics with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University of Reading is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality and research outputs in Archaeology (Times Higher Education, Institutions Ranked by Subject, based on its analysis of the latest REF 2021).
The University of Reading is in the top 100 in the world for Archaeology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, Archaeology. The University of Reading is ranked 51-100 in the world and is the joint 9th highest placed UK university).
Take advantage of outstanding teaching collections and facilities located in modern premises. You will benefit from our dedicated archaeology building, which contains purpose-built teaching laboratories housing a rich collection of artefacts, ecofacts, human remains and animal bones. You will also have easy access to our three superb, on-campus museums: Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Cole Museum of Zoology and the Museum of English Rural Life.
We are skills focused – through our world-leading fieldwork and research projects we train graduates to the highest standards in preparation for doctoral study and professional employment. We provide a strong research grounding linking social and scientific archaeology.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.