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University of Reading

Gain a master advantage at the University of Reading

The University of Reading is one of the UK’s top research-led universities. We are always pushing the boundaries of knowledge and tackling global challenges.

Our talented, vibrant student community, passionate academics, excellent facilities, and welcoming atmosphere make Reading a fantastic place to live, study and work.

Why Choose Reading?

  • Excellent teaching – Our programmes are delivered by expert academic staff, including leading international researchers and industry practitioners.
  • A global perspective – We have a long history of welcoming international and EU students, with around 150 nationalities represented on our campuses.
  • High satisfaction rate – In the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), 2018, we achieved an 85% overall satisfaction rate, ahead of the sector average of 80%.
  • A great study environment – Our main Whiteknights campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland. It’s the real heart of University life: a green and welcoming place.
  • Modern accommodation – Our halls of residence at Reading are safe and secure, and close to our beautiful Whiteknights and London Road campuses.
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Our Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Teaching, learning and the student experience is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Reading.

Our 7,800 postgraduates benefit from modern facilities that help to maximise their learning potential.

Our portfolio of over 150 taught postgraduate courses spans vocational as well as academic study programmes, many of which offer professional accreditations.

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Careers and Employability

At Reading, you can start preparing for your future career from the day you arrive.

Our Careers Service offers individual advice and guidance during your studies, as well as a range of workshops and events to help you find part-time work, volunteering and graduate roles.

This focus on employability contributes to the success of our graduates: 94% of our taught postgraduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating. Of those working full time, more than 95% are in professional or managerial occupations (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016/17 leavers.)

Funding opportunities

The University of Reading offers a range of scholarships to master’s students. Some awards are offered directly by the University and others are allocated to our students by external funding bodies.

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Visit us

Our Master’s Visit Afternoons are the perfect opportunity to: meet with some of our current postgraduate students; take a guided tour of our beautiful, award-winning campus; and talk to academic staff from your department of interest.

Details about our next postgraduate open day can be found here.

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Applications & entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

For international students, our English language requirements are usually an overall score of either 6.5 or 7.0 in the IELTS (depending on the programme).

The quickest and easiest way to apply for postgraduate study at the University of Reading is through our online application service.


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