Doctoral Training Centres

Research Councils are moving increasingly to the model of Doctoral Training Centres to attract and support talented and skilled researchers at doctoral level.  Students undertake a 4-year PhD course or equivalent where a first year of taught coursework(broadly equivalent to Masters in level and content) allows time for exploration before deciding on a challenging and original project.  Other activities develop breadth of knowledge plus transferable skills training.

The University has been successful in attracting funding for a number of these Centres, as follows:

Complex Systems Simulation

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Industrial Doctorate Centre 

Next Generation Computational Modelling

Oil and Gas Research

Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training of Future Investigators Researching the Environment (SPITFIRE)

Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences

Web Science