Postgraduate programmes

The University offers an in-house pre-Masters programme and this is available across a number of different pathways.

Our postgraduate programmes are divided into two groups:

If you have any questions about the course that you are interested in, you should contact the relevant Admissions Tutor. You will find contact details on each online course page, and in the printed prospectus.

What is the duration of the course?

UK Postgraduate Masters usually last 12 months, starting in October. Students complete various taught units in two semesters (from October to January and from February to May) and an individual research project or dissertation during the summer months. UK PhDs (Doctorate Degrees) usually take between 3 and 4 years.

First year students are advised to arrive in Southampton in late September in order to participate in the International and EU Student Welcome Programme.

How much does it cost?

See full tuition fee information here. Note that EU students are eligible for UK fees.

We now offer University of Southampton final-year students and alumni the chance to experience postgraduate study at a 10 per cent discounted price. Visit our website for more details.

Important information for Pre-Masters Programme students:

To apply for pre-Masters programme please use the online postgraduate application form.

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"One of the aspects I have enjoyed most here has been the laboratory experiments where we get to build different kinds of circuits and get them to work."

Arinze Ekwosimba from Nigeria, MEng in Electronics Engineering with Wireless Communication