At the University of Reading, you’ll be guided by expert lecturers who are determined to help you to succeed. Some of the world’s leading academics choose to work with us here at the University.
You’ll enjoy a high-quality education, delivered by staff with a real passion for their subject and backed by a range of outstanding resources.
Our flexible courses enable you to study the areas you’re most passionate about, and you’ll receive a range of accessible academic support.
The University’s degree courses are designed to give you more choice in what you study and how you study it. We offer more than 250 courses, in arts, social sciences, humanities, business and sciences. Most courses offer core and optional modules, allowing you to specialise in the areas that interest you most while building on your core subject knowledge.
Joint honours degrees
Choosing between your favourite subjects can be difficult for some students, especially when you know that the career you want requires a variety of skills. A joint honours course allows you to study two subjects in detail. We offer a wide range of joint honours courses, carefully designed so you can study core modules from both areas. You will feel equally at home in both departments, and you will be supported by an academic tutor throughout your degree.
Every undergraduate course at Reading offers a placement opportunity – either as a mandatory or optional part of the course. This enables you to get professional experience that can count towards your degree. We offer opportunities such as:
- professional placements
- year-long work placements in your chosen industry.
Some of our students even secure graduate roles at their placement organisation before they leave university.
Foundation Year programmes
If you don’t have the typical entry requirements needed for our degree programmes, you might want to consider one of our foundation programmes.
A foundation programme prepares you for undergraduate study in a university environment. You’ll study subject-specific modules as well as core skills such as academic writing and research skills.
It’s possible to discover the world whilst studying with the University of Reading. Depending on your course, you could spend a few weeks, a semester, or an academic year abroad at one of our international partner institutions.
Some of our courses also offer the opportunity to study at our campus in Malaysia, which provides the same high-quality learning experience as our UK campuses in an exciting global environment.
As a Study Abroad participant, we’ll support you before, during and after your time abroad.
Learn from experts
Whichever course you choose, you’ll be taught by passionate academics who are leaders in their field and many of whom have won awards for their teaching or research. You’ll be encouraged to collaborate in small seminars and larger lectures with experts who are working to tackle major global challenges. You’ll be given opportunities to volunteer to work on real research projects and develop skills to help boost your employability when you graduate.
The University has a continual programme of investment in its academic community, new technology, course development and specialist facilities to keep its research and teaching current and relevant to the changing world we live in.