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.  

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.

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. 

Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate Taught

We offer a taught MSc Web Science. Furthermore masters programmes such as MSc Digital Marketing (Business School) and MSc Virtual Pasts (Humanities) are closely linked to the WSI.

iPhD Study

iPhD Study

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.

UG Programmes

UG Programmes

The University of Southampton launched the first ever UG programme in 2013 and a University-wide minor in Web Science in 2014. The BSc is currently closed to applications.

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