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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

Why study a PhD with us?

The Department of Economics has a long and established track record of innovative research, working with a wide variety of industrial and academic partners to achieve significant social and economic benefits. We provide you with the opportunity to carry out your studies and learn in a highly collaborative environment, putting you on the path to a successful career.

Our excellence in research

100% of both our research impact and research environment is judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework, 2014). You'll work in an environment where research is thriving, allowing you to produce your very best work. Our academic staff are also experts in their field, so you'll have the very best guidance.

Our teaching opportunities

We'll support you to develop your teaching skills and gain experience to prepare you for an academic career. We often offer opportunities to teach on undergraduate modules and supervise undergraduate projects in the Department. As a doctoral student at Reading, you can also attend the Graduate School's Preparing to Teach programme at no extra cost.

Your career

We'll equip you with all the skills you need to progress in your chosen line of work. You'll develop a range of competencies including the ability to analyse data and to research intensively. Our PhD students go on to work in academia as postdoctoral researchers, lecturers and language teachers, but also find employment in industries such as banking, corporate finance, government and more.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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

    46th out of 78 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    124 56%

    42nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    70th

    2

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