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University of Reading


Our origins lie in the Schools of Art and Science established in Reading in 1860 and 1870.

These became part of an extension college opened in 1892 by Christ Church, Oxford

. The college thrived, receiving its first treasury grant in 1901. Three years later the local Palmer family, of the famous biscuit manufacturer Huntley & Palmers, donated our London Road site.

Their continued support helped to fund expansion, including the opening of Wantage Hall in 1908 and The Research Institute in Dairying in 1912.


University Guide ranking (last year): 31 (31) Total score out of 1000 (last year): 612 (619) The Sunday Times University Guide ranking: 36 (32).


































Location & Facilities

The University of Reading is in a prime location in the South-East of England and has excellent transport links. The University is close to the M4 motorway allowing easy access by car. Reading's railway station has high speed links to and from London Paddington, as well as regular services to and from other cities around the UK. There are direct services to and from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports.
London Heathrow (LHR)

The Rail Air Bus picks up passengers from stands 1 and 2 at the Central Bus Station, and stand 10 at the Terminal 5 Bus and Coach Station.

Campus life

Campus life at the University of Reading has much to offer our 17,500 students. Contemporary study facilities, halls of residence, support services, cafés and bars are centrally located on one of the most attractive university campuses in the UK.

All this is just a short walk or ride from 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 within easy reach.


A room in a Hall of Residence is guaranteed for IFP students of 17 years of age and above.

Please read the following information carefully.

IFP students applying for rooms in Halls for 2010-11 need to make an application online. However, you are only able to apply for accommodation if you have accepted your Unconditional or Conditional offer of a place on the Programme. To do this, you must return your Acceptance form to the IFP Office as soon as possible.

Students will be able to apply online from 20 April and must apply before 1 September.
Halls available for IFP students

Please view the University of Reading website for detailed information about Halls of Residence.




















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Courses Offered

Post Graduate Programmes

Sr.No. Level Name of the Program


Accounting and Economics BA




Applied Computer Engineering BSc


Biochemistry BSc


Banking and Finance in Emerging Economies


Construction Management


Computer Engineering




Film & Theatre


Food Science


Information and Communication Technology


International Business
13 UG Microbiology
14 UG/PG Nutrition and Food Science
15 UG/PG Philosophy
16 UG Robotics and Systems Engineering BSc
17 PG Wildlife Management and Conservation MSc

























Chemistry scholarships

There are four types of entrance awards for which students may be eligible.

1. University Entrance Scholarships - £2,000

Available for students entering to study Chemistry in 2010. All entrants who hold Reading's offer as firm choice (UF or CF) through UCAS, and who achieve one of the following sets of qualifications will be awarded a university entrance scholarship of £2,000.

• A level grades ABB including grade A in Chemistry A level
• Equivalent entrance qualifications may also be accepted for students studying IB, FB, EB, Scottish Highers, BTEC and Irish leaving certificate please contact the admissions tutor for further information

2. Department of Chemistry Entrance Scholarship - £1,000

Students entering to study Chemistry in 2010 who achieve one of the following sets of qualifications will be awarded a Department of Chemistry entrance scholarship of £1,000.

• 300 Tariff points from 3 A levels including grade A in Chemistry
• Equivalent IB qualifications may also be accepted please contact the admissions tutor for further information

3. Entrance Awards

All students entering to read for a degree in the Department of Chemistry 2010 will receive the following entrance package upon registration.

• First year chemistry text book, RRP £42.
• Free student membership of the Royal society of Chemistry.
• Laboratory coat and safety glasses.
• No bench fees or breakage deposits for laboratory work.
• Free e-mail and internet access

4 Overseas Travel Scholarships

We have recently introduced the 'Professor David Cardin Travel Bursary'. These travel Bursaries are specifically for overseas students to help them towards the cost of one return trip home during their first year at Reading. The Bursaries are up to the value of GBP 500 (£500.00) please contact the admissions tutor for further information.

  • Students must hold Reading's offer as firm (UF or CF)
  • Scholarships are paid in a series of instalments over the first year after successful completion of Autumn term studies and all End of Term tests
  • Students who defer entry may not be eligible for studentships


The School has a limited number of scholarships available for students entering its two Single Subject BA programmes (Politics and International Relations; War, Peace and International Relations) and the two Combined Subject BA programmes run by the School (Pol/Econ and IR/Econ) in October 2010. The Scholarships are each worth £2,000, and minimum requirements include a firm acceptance of a place at Reading by 1 August 2010 and A-level grades of AAB.

Entrance Scholarships

You may be eligible to receive an Entrance Scholarship worth £2,000. These scholarships are in addition to the bursaries of up to £1,385 per year (2009-10) that will be given to students in receipt of the Higher Education Maintenance Grant.

Entrance Scholarships of £2,000 will be paid to all students who achieve the qualifying requirements as stipulated by the department and specify Reading as their original FIRM choice via the UCAS system by 01 August of the year of entry.

Scholarships are open to all full-time UK/EU and non-EU undergraduates. They are not means-tested.

You do not need to apply – we will notify you if you are successful.

In 2010-11 Entrance Scholarships are offered in all programmes of more than one year duration

















February & October


















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