Research course


University of Southampton · Southampton Education School

Entry requirements

A UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours and a Master of Science/ Art in a relevant subject, plus research proposal and satisfactory performance at interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Would you like to make an independent and transforming contribution to your chosen field? Are you highly motivated and able to study independently? From previous research or professional experience, do you have a particular question or topic already in mind? If so, then our PhD programme may be suitable for you.

On our PhD programme you will be supported through expert joint supervision. You will typically work with two supervisors who are themselves research active members of staff with expertise in your area of interest. At the start of your PhD, your supervisor will discuss any training and support needs you may have to develop specific research skills, and, if appropriate, you will be able to attend relevant modules of our Research Training Programme.

More information available on the course page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 5699