Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences
PhDIntegrated PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum of merit at masters in a relevant mathematical subject or upper second-class in an undergraduate master degree in a relevant subject as approved by the University. Preference may be given to those students with a distinction in the MSc or a with first-class honours in an undergraduate master degree, eg MMath, MPhys, MEcon. iPhD: Satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Mathematical Sciences at Southampton has an international reputation for our excellent network of collaborations and strengths spanning the full breadth of pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. We have a thriving community of postgraduate students engaged in research across many areas. Primarily, but not exclusively, in the first years of your PhD or iPhD, you’ll strengthen your background with research-level courses, building a foundation for your future research. 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), and a skills training programme consistent with the Vitae Researcher Development Statement. 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. As a result, our postgraduates are highly sought after by other universities, businesses, NGOs and governments worldwide.

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Information for international students

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