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The University of Reading is unwavering in its work for a post-pandemic world. As well as studying the virus and supporting the NHS, it continues to tackle challenges that the globe faces beyond COVID-19. From mental wellbeing to global warming, Reading is driven by the need for a better tomorrow.

It strives to become the UK’s ‘greenest’ university and is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Since 2009, 100% of its electricity has been from renewable sources.

Reading is a research-led UK institution. It has been nurturing ideas and innovation for more than 150 years. It’s known for expertise in subject areas including business, meteorology, food science and agriculture. There are two overseas campuses as well as many partnerships with international organisations.

Postgraduate students join a vibrant environment, where they're supported by passionate academics, exceptional facilities and inclusive communities. The university is home to more than 6,000 master’s students from 120 countries.

Based in south-east England, the town of Reading offers many opportunities for students. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, music venues and outdoor activities close by. London is also easy to reach.

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  1. My experience has been amazing. Gaining knowledge, meeting new people from diverse cultures, getting involved in new activities like yoga.
  2. Very enjoyable, staff are friendly.
  3. Overall I've enjoyed my uni experience, the course is interesting and engaging, and socially the university provides a lot of societies etc. So I am never bored.

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About the University of Reading

Postgraduate students join a vibrant environment, where they're supported by passionate academics, exceptional facilities and inclusive communities.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

35% Part Time
65% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019

60%

UK students

40%

Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

12,260 Undergraduate
4,650 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019

37%

School leavers

63%

Mature students

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