University of Reading

Postgraduate Study

  • 94% of taught postgraduates are in work or further study within six months, and of those working full time, 99% are in professional or managerial positions (DHLE, 2014).
  • 98% of University of Reading research is internationally recognised according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014). 
  • Excellent research facilities with £400m invested over the past decade which has helped to create outstanding research facilities, including our Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, Chemical Analysis Facility, Centre for Advanced Microscopy, and our Design Innovation Research Centre.
  • 87% of postgraduate taught students are satisfied with the career and professional development support provided, well above the average satisfaction of 82% at Russell Group universities according to the latest (PTES, 2015).
  • One of the most successful knowledge transfer partnerships in the UK. 
  • Over £7m of postgraduate research studentships and bursaries available each year. 
  • Dedicated Graduate School for postgraduate research students offering a high level of support and training.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 4,665 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 65%
  • Part Time 35%

Domicile

  • UK 56%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 36%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & administrative studies 141 1668 1809
Education 113 458 571
Subjects allied to medicine 56 329 385
Biological sciences 156 97 253
Agriculture & related subjects 139 114 253
Physical sciences 130 80 210
Social studies 95 111 206
Languages 75 92 167
Architecture, building & planning 25 139 164
Computer science 86 77 163
Historical & philosophical studies 76 67 143
Law 18 94 112
Creative arts & design 50 55 105
Engineering & technology 74 22 96
Mathematical sciences 26 3 29
Mass communications & documentation 0 1 1

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £7,000
Mixed -
Laboratory £8,000
Clinical -