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

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

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 and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

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