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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our research areas

Our research-active academic staff are available to supervise research projects in the following areas: biomedical, molecular and analytical chemistry – the development of novel compounds and technologies for current and future challenges in biomedicine, health, prosperity, and the environment; materials and interfaces for the future – surface chemistry and catalysis, solid-state computational chemistry, and property modelling together with materials chemistry; soft matter – macromolecular chemistry, physical organic chemistry and surface chemistry. Industrial collaboration is one of our key strengths, and our research groups have worked on projects with many major organisations.

Your life in the Department

Join our Department to work alongside other PhD students and research staff and contribute to our research outputs. We are a friendly, supportive Department, fostering a collaborative culture that values the development of transferable skills. Each year, we attract awards from research councils, industry and the University of Reading to support new PhD students.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,830per year

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 59 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    112 49%

    50th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    28th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    49th

    7

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