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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our programmes offer unique insights into the medieval world and the richness and variety of human experience.

During your studies, our expert academics will guide you through the latest developments in the discipline from the end of the ancient world to the new millennium. You will encounter a wide range of subjects and approaches to medieval studies while having the opportunity to develop your own specialisms. You will join a vibrant academic community and work in a truly interdisciplinary research environment, engaging with medievalists in several departments across the University.

Continuing your studies with us will provide the opportunity to be involved in our research seminar series and you will also be invited to our conferences and events. As part of our active community, you will have access to a dedicated postgraduate room, where our master's and doctoral students work collaboratively to share ideas and further enhance their work.

Training

Training is an intrinsic part of your development as a researcher. During your degree course, you will benefit from training sessions covering a variety of topics, for example on applying for post-doctoral positions or gaining a book contract.

The Graduate School's Reading Researcher Development Programme (RRDP) offers a rich array of training sessions and workshops that have been especially designed to help you gain the additional skills that will enable you to carry out your research professionally and effectively. The RRDP is delivered primarily using the expertise of academic and specialist staff within the University and complements any subject-specific training that we provide. The RRDP includes training sessions on research methods, writing academic papers, getting published, public engagement and career planning.

Tuition fees

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£ 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.

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