Choose from a distinctive range of master’s programmes and actively engage with the University’s world-leading archives and special collections.
Our master’s teaching at the University of
Reading is highly rated for its friendliness
and expertise. You will be taught in small
groups, with lecturers and professors
leading discussion and giving lectures.
There are three teaching terms, and
assessment is by essays and a dissertation
written over the summer. You will be given
an expert supervisor for your dissertation,
who will meet with you for a number of
one-to-one advice sessions.
Our master’s are taught programmes, but
they also provide appropriate research
training for those going on to PhDs. As part
of this, you will actively engage with the
University’s world-leading archives and
As a master’s student in this thriving
and dynamic Department, you will be
welcomed at a number of special events,
including research seminars and guest
lectures. We have concentrated expertise
in Early Modern Studies, Samuel Beckett,
Children’s Literature, and Writing and
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.