Taught course

Education (PhD with integrated study)

University of Southampton · Southampton Business School
PhD with integrated study

Entry requirements

A UK Bachelors degree with upper second-class honours and a Master of Science/Art in a relevant subject (or equivalent overseas qualification), plus research proposal and satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Our iPhD could be right for you if you have a research study in mind that would make an original contribution to education but you do not have a master’s degree that included a significant research element.

In the first 12–18 months, we’ll equip you with a foundation in research skills and support you to develop your proposal. You will complete a range of research and Education modules with the opportunity to explore the best in professional knowledge, cutting-edge research, and evaluation evidence in a variety of educational contexts.

In the second phase of your programme you will undertake a substantial research project leading to a PhD thesis. You will receive support from a supervisory team with specialist expertise in your area.

  • Carrying out world-leading research in higher education, social justice and inclusive education, educational effectiveness, mathematics, science and health education

Fees and funding

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD with integrated study
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-108 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44(0)23 8059 5000