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.

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Established as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford in 1892, the University of Reading received its Royal Charter to become a university in 1926. The university is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. Considered a 'red brick' university, Reading is a research-intensive institution with over 17,040 students from 141 different nationalities and nearly 4,000 members of staff.


The main Whiteknights campus is set on 350 acres of award-winning parkland, which provides the backdrop to a unique mix of traditional and modern architecture.  Reading’s campus is also just a short walk or bus ride from the centre of Reading. The town lies at the heart of the Thames Valley and has one of the fastest-growing economies in England. Located just 40 miles west of London, Reading is also considered one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan towns in the region. With a lively mix of culture, shopping, nightlife, restaurants and professional sports teams, Reading offers a broad range of amenities to suit all tastes. Reading also boasts excellent transport links across the UK and to Heathrow and Gatwick Airport, and it is located close to some of the most scenic stretches of the Thames including the Chilterns and the Berkshire Downs.

Academic Overview

At the University of Reading, students enjoy the very best education, delivered by academics with a rare passion for their subject, supported by a range of outstanding resources and research. The recent results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the University of Reading's place as a world-leading, research-intensive university; the REF places the University of Reading 19th in the UK by research intensity (a measure of quality adjusted by the proportion of researchers submitted), and 27th in the UK by research power (out of 154 submitted institutions).  The university has a strong reputation for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly in the areas of climate and environmental sciences, food security and health. The University also hosts the largest collection of Samuel Beckett materials in the world. In addition, the University of Reading has been the recipient of the prestigious Queens Anniversary Prize for teaching and research excellence on four different occasions in the departments of Meteorology, Graphic Communication and Typography, Archaeology and Education.

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