The University of Southampton
Engineering and the EnvironmentPostgraduate study

PhD

Working alongside our world-class team of researchers you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research pioneering solutions to some of the key challenges facing society and industry.

We will provide you with the grounding you need to become a successful researcher. You will be given comprehensive skills training including communication skills, research methodology and specialist knowledge through taking relevant technical modules from our MEng and MSc programmes.

You will have plenty of opportunities to network with fellow researchers and potential employers through attendance at national and international conferences and getting involved with research projects funded by our industry partners.

Our research success is closely linked to the success of our research programmes. Our research groups are partnered with the Graduate School which provides our students with an excellent research environment, with the delivery of high quality research programmes being our foremost priority.

How to apply

I approached my old tutor at Southampton University on the off chance that I might be able to study lizards full time as a PhD. I was so surprised that the response was ‘yes’... I can’t believe that I am now working in the conservation world studying such an important species. It just goes to show how fruitful a meeting can be with one of the staff at the University of Southampton.

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