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The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is in the top 200 worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2019). It has over 150 years of history, with origins as a University of Oxford extension college.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,618 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 64%
  • Part Time 36%

Domicile

  • UK 60%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 33%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 30 675 705
Accounting & Finance 25 535 560
Education 115 440 555
Other 30 410 440
Land & Property Management 15 355 370
Geography & Environmental Science 100 85 185
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 40 130 170
Building 15 120 140
Food Science 55 75 125
Law 15 105 120
Psychology 50 70 115
Biological Sciences 80 30 110
Librarianship & Information Management 30 80 110
Marketing 10 80 85
Agriculture & Forestry 70 15 85
Economics 35 50 85
Art & Design 45 35 75
English 25 35 55
Linguistics 30 25 55
History 20 35 55
Archaeology 25 20 45
Politics 15 30 45
Chemistry 35 0 35
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 35 35
Mathematics 35 0 35
Aural & Oral Sciences 0 30 30
Classics & Ancient History 20 5 25
Philosophy 15 10 25
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 15 5 20
Anatomy & Physiology 10 10 20
Computer Science 10 10 20
General Engineering 10 10 20
Social Policy 0 15 15
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 0 10
Civil Engineering 10 0 10
Nursing 0 10 10
Italian 5 0 5
Architecture 5 0 5
American Studies 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,360
Mixed -
Laboratory 8,410
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • New full-time postgraduate students are guaranteed accommodation if they accept the university's offer of a place, apply for accommodation by the application deadline and fulfil the conditions of their offer by the specified date.