University of Reading

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The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world and enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. It features among the top 25 universities in the UK in The Times Good University Guide 2013.

Established in 1892, the University received its Royal Charter in 1926, and has developed into a leading force in British and international higher education.

The University has strengths in most of the traditional subjects (Law, English, Mathematics etc.) but also offers teaching in areas with few national providers. Its Meteorology Department has been described by the former head of the Met Office as the best in Western Europe; only one university can rival it in Real Estate and Planning and only two in Construction Management. Its School of Biological Sciences is also closely involved with the renowned Eden Project in Cornwall. The Henley Business School is a leading international business school and one of few business schools to hold triple accredited status. 

Our magnificent setting is one of the University’s greatest attractions. Many hectares of mature parkland provide the backdrop to an interesting mix of traditional and modern architecture to create a unique campus atmosphere.

All this is close to the centre of Reading with its lively mix of culture, nightlife, shops and eating-places. For those preferring country pursuits, the Chiltern Hills and the River Thames are close by. Excellent transport links put Oxford, London and Heathrow airport within easy reach.

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University of Reading
Whiteknights House
PO Box 217

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University of Reading

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  Recommend this Uni 97%

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studied at University of Reading and says:

I enjoy my course as the material is really challenging but the staff provi...

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One Critical

studied at University of Reading and says:

Reading itself is alright but in terms of teaching I would not recommend it...

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School of Law

An international reputation for teaching and research excellence The School of Law is part of the world-ranked University of Reading, rated among the UK's most research intensive institutions and one of the UK's largest, best-known

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The times

Rank 35th

Student stats

  • 95 : 5Full time: Part time
  • 86 : 14UK: International
  • 64 : 36Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 85 : 15School Leavers : Mature students
  • 9,285Number of students

Graduate prospects

  • 87% % in job or further study


Next Open day 11-Jun-14

If you are considering University of Reading as one of your UCAS options, it's a really good idea to visit them on an open day.
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