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University of Reading

University of Reading - Our University

The University of Reading was established in 1926 and has a world-class reputation for the quality of our teaching, research and links to business.

Over the decades we have become innovators and pioneers, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change.

Key facts

  • Home to over 19,000 students from around 150 countries
  • 98% of the University's research is of international standing (REF 2014)
  • 94% of our taught postgraduates in work or study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015)
  • 87% student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2017)
  • Only 30 minutes from London by train and 40 minutes from Heathrow airport
  • Our new campus in Malaysia opened in 2016

Postgraduate study

As an internationally renowned institution and one of the UK's leading research-based universities, the University of Reading offers you an excellent environment for your postgraduate studies.

We offer over 150 taught postgraduate courses, and our 7,900 postgraduates benefit from excellent career prospects and a thriving graduate community.

University of Reading - Our University

Career prospects

Our close ties with industry keep our teaching relevant and ensure that University of Reading postgraduates continue to stand out in competitive job markets around the world. 94 per cent of University of Reading taught postgraduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating. Of those working full-time, 95 per cent are in professional or managerial positions.

Funding opportunities

The University of Reading awards over £8 million each year to support postgraduate students through scholarships and bursaries.


Our academic staff include leading international researchers and practitioners with experience working on a range of research projects.

Collaborative supervision across departmental boundaries is actively encouraged.

Many of our scholars carry out multidisciplinary research that is contributing to a more sustainable future - and this cutting-edge research informs their teaching activities.

University of Reading - Our University


Research culture is part of everything we do at Reading, and we have a vibrant postgraduate research community.

98% of our research was rated as being "world-class" or "internationally recognised" in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, and we are rated as one of the top 20 universities in the UK for research intensity.

We are now one of the foremost research-led universities in the UK.

Facilities, resources and support

Reading has state-of-the art research facilities and platforms, many archives and collections, and an extensive library which is now open 24 hours a day during term time.

Our campuses

Reading's award-winning Whiteknights campus offers a friendly, community atmosphere and plenty of green spaces. It's a place to meet new people from around the world and to build lifelong friendships.

We also have a global presence - alongside our Whiteknights and London Road campuses in Reading, and Henley Business School at our Greenlands campus in Henley-upon-Thames, there is also Henley Business School (South Africa) in Johannesburg, and the University of Reading Malaysia in Iskandar.

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