Research course


University of Southampton · Faculty of Social Sciences
PhD with integrated studyPhD

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Entry requirements

A UK Bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours in a relevant subject, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, plus satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

We’re internationally renowned for our excellent network of collaborations and strengths spanning the full breadth of pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. Primarily, but not exclusively, in the first years of your iPhD, you’ll strengthen your background with research-level courses, building a foundation for your future research.

Supervisors who are international experts in their field provide further in-depth training, supported by participation in research seminars and discussion. A conference attendance allowance is also available. Our postgraduates are highly sought after by other universities, businesses, NGOs and governments worldwide.

You’ll have access to all modules available at the University, to specialised, in-house postgraduate courses and to three national postgraduate training networks in applied and pure mathematics (MAGIC), operational research (NATCOR) and statistics (APTS).

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD with integrated study
    part time
    108 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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