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 200 courses, in arts, social sciences, humanities, business and sciences. Most courses have a modular structure, allowing you to specialise in the areas that interest you most while still developing core subject knowledge.
Joint honours degrees
Choosing between your favourite subjects can be difficult, 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 counts towards your degree. We offer opportunities such as:
- professional placements
- year-long work placements in your chosen industry.
Foundation Year programmes
If you don’t have the typical entry requirements needed for our degree programmes, consider taking an additional foundation year.
A foundation year 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.
Learn from experts
Whichever course you choose, you’ll be taught by passionate academics who are leaders in their fields and whose teaching is informed by the latest research. You’ll be encouraged to collaborate with experts who are working to tackle major global challenges and be given opportunities to volunteer to work on real research projects, developing skills to help boost your employability when you graduate.
The University continually invests in its academic community, new technology, and specialist facilities to keep its research at the forefront of discovery.
Your classes – in addition to lectures – are taught in small seminar groups, which encourage debate among students and teachers.