Research course


University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree or equivalent for 1+3 programme; for +3 programme, a merit or distinction in a relevant postgraduate taught degree plus research proposal satisfactory performance at interview

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers students an opportunity to work in a stimulating and supportive environment with state-of-the-art research facilities, and with academics who have an international reputation for research excellence. We are able to offer funding to outstanding applicants who can demonstrate strong commitment to a postgraduate research career with excellent academic achievement and research experience.

You will work within a supervisory team to develop and submit a research thesis of up to 75,000 words, which must include a systematic review (PhD).

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Information for international students

Fees and funding

University funding may be available and from Research Council: ESRC; EPRSC; South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership; University; School of Psychology; or charity.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 3476