The University of Reading is one of the UK’s leading academic institutions, ranked as one of the UK’s top 20 most research powerful universities and, as one of the top 200 universities in the world.
The University is consistently one of the most popular higher education choices in the UK. We receive, on average, eight applications for every undergraduate place.
STRONG AND LONG HISTORY
The University owes its origins to the Schools of Art and Science established in Reading in 1860 and 1870. These became part of an extension to Christ Church, a College of the University of Oxford in 1892, known as University College, Reading. The University received its charter in March 1926 and the University College became the University of Reading.
WIDE RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY AND CREATIVE PROGRAMMES
The University provides many high quality courses with our International Foundation Programme, Bachelors, Masters and Research degrees in a very-wide number of areas from Accounting to Zoology.
Some of our popular programmes include Business & Management, Finance & Investment Banking, Computer Science & Cybernetics, Construction Management & Engineering, Electronic & Systems Engineering, and Law.
We offer courses and research in the specialist areas of Agriculture, Construction Management, Horticulture, Cybernetics, Meteorology, Real Estate and Typography, where there are few other providers in the UK.
MAGNIFICENT AND SAFE CAMPUS LIFE
Our stunning setting is one of the University’s greatest attractions. The large campus of mature parkland provides the backdrop to an interesting mixture of traditional and modern architecture to create a unique campus atmosphere which is home to safe and well-equipped study environment.
On-campus facilities include 24-hour computer rooms, the library containing over a million volumes, halls of residence, a sports centre, shops, bank, cafes and Reading Film Theatre. With over 104 clubs and societies, the University of Reading is a dynamic and interesting place.
Located in the Thames Valley and only 25 minutes by train from London, Reading has outstanding transport links. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are easy to reach.
Reading town provides a dynamic multi-cultural environment and has population of 144,000.
It is an important commercial centre in Southern England with the headquarters of many major companies, especially in the IT industry.
All of the halls of residence are on the University campuses or in close walking distance. We guarantee accommodation to all our international students who apply by the deadline.
VIBRANT SOCIAL LIFE
An active social life is as much a part of university life as studying. Whether you play sport, enjoy a hobby, or want to get involved in the campus community, the University has plenty to offer on and off campus.
For detailed information, visit the main University website at www.reading.ac.uk.
We offer Foundation and undergraduate programmes, postgraduate programmes and research in the following areas: