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Whether you want to study at master's or PhD level, we have the experts, facilities and support to help you achieve your dreams. We are:

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Postgraduate research courses

Explore our 90-plus PhD and other research courses, and discover how you can join our world-leading research community.

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Fees and funding

Find out more about postgraduate tuition fees and any discounts, scholarships or other funding options you might be eligible for.

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Order a prospectus

Download the postgraduate prospectus to find out more about life as a postgraduate student at Southampton.

Postgraduate Information Afternoons

These online information events are relevant to students interested in either master's or PhD study.

You'll be able to ask questions about postgraduate student life and funding options, and we'll connect everyone who registers with an academic via email.

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Your guide to postgraduate study

What is postgraduate study? What courses are available and how much does it cost? We've prepared a guide to help answer your questions.

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We're one of the best

We ranked 15th in the UK** and 90th among global universities***, with a research income that reflects our long-established reputation for excellence.

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Our work makes a difference

From mapping vulnerable populations to fighting cancer through immunology, our research is helping to change the world for the better.

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A network of 2,700 researchers

As a PhD researcher at Southampton you'll have automatic membership of our Doctoral College, offering training and development.

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We offer a 10% alumni discount

If you're applying for postgraduate study as a University of Southampton alumnus you'll receive a 10 per cent fees discount.

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Dedicated PG accommodation

Our modern City Gateway hall of residence is exclusively for postgraduate and mature students and offers a wealth of amenities.

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Sport and wellbeing facilities

Whether you want to swim, join a sports team or hit the gym to unwind, our outstanding facilities and expert fitness staff will meet your needs.

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Dedicated careers service

Whatever stage you're at in your studies, our Careers & Employability Service can offer invaluable help and advice.

Explore our facilities

You will be supported in your studies by our specialist research, study and leisure facilities. Take a look at our slideshow for a sample of what's on offer here, or explore our full range of research facilities.

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The Large Anechoic Chamber, part of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research.
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Boldrewood Innovation Campus is home to our 138m towing tank.
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The University is home to a driving simulator with real car controls and a 135-degree field of view.
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Our flight simulator plays a crucial role in testing student design projects.
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Our Special Collections are home to rare manuscripts of historical interest.
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Our wind tunnels are used for a wide variety of research activities.
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Our rooftop observatories are equipped with high-quality telescopes and CCD detectors.
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One of the University's many purpose-built study areas.
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Ocean and Earth Science students will benefit from our purpose-built research vessel.
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Keep mentally and physically alert with our wide range of sport and wellbeing facilities.
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Our University fleet includes a yacht for use by students, staff and the wider community.

Find out how to apply

Ready to make the next move?

Our step-by-step guides will tell you everything you need to know about applying for postgraduate taught or research study.

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*The Russell Group is an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to the highest research and teaching standards

**The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

***QS World University Rankings, 2021

****Over 96% of the University's research environment was judged world-leading and internationally excellent in the the latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014

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