Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours and a Master of Science/Art 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 have a vibrant international postgraduate community, with research students accommodated in a purpose-built Graduate School. Geography facilities include laboratories for Earth science and palaeoenvironmental research, hydrological and ecological research and an instrumented research catchment in the New Forest, all supported by technical support staff. In addition, research using GIS and Earth observation is supported by a dedicated technician and a suite of geocomputation computers.

Postgraduates enjoy high levels of support and are integrated into our community through our active postgraduate research groups, participation in research seminars with visiting speakers, and research workshops given by both students and staff.

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 2216