University of Reading


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study at Doctoral level at the University of Reading and will be for two years (with a possibility of a third year). If awarded a Reading Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the University of Reading.

Areas of Study:

  • Meteorology & Environmental Sciences;
  • Molecular & Food Biosciences;
  • Psychology & Neuroscience;
  • Archaeology;
  • Philosophy & Classics

The following information has been provided by the University of Reading:

The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is in the top 200 universities world-wide. It benefits from being one of the ten best financially endowed universities in the UK. We enjoy a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. Established as an extension college of Oxford University in 1892, we received our Royal Charter in 1926.

The University has over 17,000 students, around one-third of whom are postgraduates. We have a strong tradition for attracting students from overseas, with over 115 different countries currently represented. We offer a first-class research training programme covering subject-specific, generic and professional skills development.

The quality and diversity of our research is recognised nationally and internationally, and we are home to a number of centres of excellence which host leading researchers in a broad range of disciplines. We enjoy great success in attracting external funding for research - over £30 million of our current £50 million annual research funding comes from external grants and contracts. As a result we continue to invest in the development of state-of-the-art research facilities across the campus.

The outcomes of the 2008 RAE recognise over 87% of the university's research to be of international standing. The work of over 600 University of Reading research active staff was submitted to the Higher Education Funding Council for England for the RAE (88% of our eligible staff), demonstrating the breadth and quality of research across the university.

The university main campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, a short distance from the centre of Reading. Reading is a thriving town, approximately 50 miles west of London, with excellent road and rail links to Heathrow airport and major UK cities. The campus hosts a number of first-class facilities to support teaching and learning and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We are currently investing in a major multi-million pound development programme to ensure that our facilities remain at the highest level.

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