Life in Real Estate and Planning

Real Estate & Planning PhD - Life in Real Estate & Planning

Renowned for being one of the world's premier centres for teaching and research in Real Estate and Planning, our interests span all major areas of property and land use. Our aim is to provide you with a world class environment, conducive to the production of first class research. 

Henley Business School

CampusReal Estate & Planning have taken a leading role in the establishment of the Henley Business School at the University of Reading. Henley Business School is one of the UK's leading business schools, one of only eight UK business schools to achieve a 5 rating in consecutive Research Assessment Exercises (RAE). A truly international business school, we have over 7,000 students from more than 140 countries.

Choosing Reading for your PhD

Group of studentsAt Reading you will become part of an exciting and active research community that thrives on challenging ideas and pioneering solutions to complex real world problems. Whatever your topic area, you will have support from a supervisory team of world class researchers. You will have the opportunity to play an active part in the many seminars, conferences and workshops organised across the Henley Business School.

Outstanding facilities

SeminarBenefit from easy access to our state-of-the-art social, sporting and academic facilities including 24-hour IT and wireless internet access, a wide range of research training courses, the use of meeting rooms, a library housing over a million items, a wide range of cafes and bars, shops and amenities and a fully equipped gym and sports centre. Our new building houses a dedicated Resource Centre specifically for the use of Henley Business School students and provides easy access to an extensive selection of specialist and relevant publications, papers and databases. 

Our ideal location

StudentsLocated at the heart of the thriving Thames Valley region, the town of Reading is just 25 minutes by train from London. Reading is also within easy reach of both Heathrow and Gatwick international airports and has excellent rail and road links, making it an ideal place from which to reach other parts of the UK.

The Henley Business School building opened in 2009,  provides a world class teaching and learning environment. It has designated research space and state of the art facilities. We have a strong history of close links with the leading organisations and businesses in real estate and planning.