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University of Reading
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/

University Profile

The University of Reading was established on 17th March 1926, when it was granted the Royal Charter. The University is one of the top 20 most research-intensive universities in the U.K. It is based on 3 campuses, all within 10 minutes of Reading town centre, the beautiful 320-acre Whiteknights parkland campus, and the campuses at Bulmershe Court and London Road.

At present, there are almost 15,000 students studying in the university in various course programmes in various subject areas. The total number of enrolled students in 2005-2006 is 17,518. Of these 10,438 are full-time and 7,080 are part-time (2910 undergraduates and 4170 postgraduates). The population of the faculty is currently 4,000. In 2005-06, there are approximately 2,776 full- and part-time students from outside the U.K. from 153 different countries from all over the world.

The university offers a wide range of full-time and part-time courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It also offers various professional and short-term courses. The University also offer other postgraduate programmes to meet the needs of particular applicants.

The Continuing Education Department of the University of Reading offers a range of courses including Professional Management Programmes, Certificates of Higher Education and weekly evening and day classes and day schools on a range of topics. The Short Courses are usually structured on a flexible basis, ranging from half-day seminars or courses held over a number of weeks to weeklong blocks of study and to open and distance-learning programmes.


Campus Address(es)

University of Reading
University of Reading, Whiteknights, RG6 6AH, Reading
Berkshire, South East Region
Tel: 01189 87 5123, Fax: 0118 931 4404

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