The Graduate School currently has around 70 full-time and part-time students from the UK and overseas funded by research councils and other sources. The Graduate School captures all that’s good about research: a mixture of stimulating intellectual activity and enjoyable social interaction.
Student and staff research is organised into five research groups: Earth Surface Dynamics (ESD); Economy, Society and Space (ESS); Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation (GECEO); Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW); Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at the University of Southampton (PLUS). On joining us you will become a member of one (or more) of these groups.
Candidates at Southampton register initially for a MPhil degree, which then converts to a PhD following a satisfactory upgrade report during the second year of candidature. Each MPhil and PhD student receives formal research training and detailed tuition tailored to their own needs.