University of Southampton

University of Southampton


This programme integrates a substantial taught element during the first 12-18 months, combining training in research skills with development of specialist subject knowledge and a range of personal skills. Successful completion of this initial phase will enable students to progress to undertake a substantial research project leading to a PhD thesis. During your research study you will receive support from a supervisor with expertise in your area.

Entry requirements

PhD with Integrated Study: 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.

Course modules

Typical modules include: Understanding Education Research; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Research Design and Practice; Qualitative Methods I; Quantitative Methods I. During Year 1, you will commence work on a project module designed to support the transition from initial research training to your research study and work on the PhD thesis. You may select a range of optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written assignments, presentation, annual reports, confirmation of candidature through submission of an interim thesis, final thesis, and viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time September 2019 - 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Postgraduate Research Admissions - Education
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