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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21, 04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

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.

Successful applicants to the PhD will be able to demonstrate via the application process that they have the capacity to embark directly on a substantial research project in Education. The quality of the PhD research proposal is a key part of assessing this capability. You should be able to demonstrate that you have previous experience of conducting research, usually via a substantial research study undertaken as part of postgraduate masters level study.

As the PhD is not a taught programme there is no requirement to attend any taught sessions. However, after discussing your development needs through the Academic Needs Analysis, your supervisors may recommend particular modules of our Research Training Programme. For PhD students submission of assignments for these modules is optional and can provide opportunities to develop early draft material which may be useful for sections of the thesis.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 17,592per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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