Why Southampton?

Avenue campus courtyardAs a Postgraduate Research student you will be seeking to undertake your own research in the area which most interests you; carving your own path through academia.  The University of Southampton offers you the chance to work with internationally renowned academics, experiencing world-leading research in an energetic and engaging environment.  In addition, Humanities offers you dedicated supervision, the chance to get invloved in academic and social activities and an established programme of skills training.   As part of an increasingly diverse PGR community you will find a discipline and interdisciplinary home, a place to meet like (and unlike) minds and to build your achievements alongside those of others.

What our students say

‘I knew the University had a good reputation for the subject and relished the chance to work in an interdisciplinary way across the areas of both English and Film.’Dan Varndell, English/Film

‘Humanities is very highly regarded and respected for modern languages and the staff are among the best, – Xia Yu, Modern Languages

'I did my BA at Southampton, and just had to come back: I missed the town, the university, the department, and most of all the people. I couldn't have done my PhD anywhere else.' - Will Lingard, Music