Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours and a Master of Science/ Art in a relevant subject, plus research proposal and satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suitable if you wish to explore a particular research question or topic through independent study. Training opportunities will help supplement your existing research skills which will be discussed and reviewed individually and are provided via workshops. Education at Southampton is part of a Doctoral Training Partnership approved by the ESRC providing additional research training opportunities.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Social and Human Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 5699