Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences
PhDIntegrated PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours and normally a Master of Science at Merit* or higher in a relevant subject, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, plus satisfactory performance at interview (*typically between 60% and 69% in the UK).

Months of entry


Course content

We are 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, and a conference attendance allowance is 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).

For further information, please visit our website.

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
Up to 48 months
part time
Up to 84 months

Integrated PhD

part time
Up to 96 months
full time
Up to 60 months


full time
48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Social Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 7385