Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

A minimum good honours degree in relevant subject; satisfactory performance at interview is also required.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme integrates a substantial taught element during the first 12–18 months, combining training in research skills with development of specialist subject knowledge and a range of personal skills. Successful completion of this initial phase will enable students to progress to undertake a substantial research project leading to a PhD thesis. During your research study you will receive support from a supervisor with expertise in your area.

Core modules:
Understanding Education Research; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice; Qualitative Methods I; Quantitative Methods I. During Year 1, you will commence work on a project module designed to support the transition from initial research training to your research study and work on the PhD thesis.

Optional modules:
You may select modules from our MSc Education programme and/or additional postgraduate research training modules offered within Education and Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences, based on an individual needs analysis.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Social and Human Sciences
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