The University of Southampton
Web Science Institute


The WSI is home to the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), with over 70 fully funded PhD students. We also run a number of MSc programmes and are leading the way in online education with our growing collection of Web Science themed MOOCs.

Centre for Doctoral Training

About the Centre for Doctoral Training

The Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Southampton offers 4 year fully funded PhD studentship in Web Science. Applications for 2017 start are now open.  

iPhD Study

iPhD Web Science

A four-year fully funded programme in exciting new research areas, combining a first year of MSc study, followed by three years of PhD Research. Fully-funded studentships currently available for 2017 entry.

Postgraduate taught

MSc Web Science

This one year MSc Web Science is run by the School of Electronics and Computer Science and uses multidisciplinary techniques to expore the impact of the web on society.

Students discussing course

CPD Training

The Web Science Institute offers a range of continuing professional development (CPD) online short courses in Data Science, targeted at professionals requiring general and sector related skills in this area. 

Free Online Courses and MOOCS

Web Science MOOC

The Web Science Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) launched in November 2013 and now runs several times throughout the year.

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