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The University of Southampton
EconomicsPart of Economic, Social and Political SciencePostgraduate study

How to Apply

Application Form

As well as completing the application form on-line , applicants should upload documents as part of their application. These documents should preferably be in PDF format and should include:

Please Note: If at the time of application you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree or met our English language requirements, we will still be able to make you a conditional offer.

You can upload other relevant documents, such as additional certificates or qualifications.


Applications can be submitted at any time, although we would encourage applicants to apply before the end of May. If you are seeking financial support for your postgraduate studies, we recommend that you apply as early as possible so you have time to gather the necessary documentation for your funding body/sponsor.

Personal Statement

As part of your Application Form you are asked to write a Personal Statement. Please, keep it brief and use it to explain the following:


For all applications, two academic references are required. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications until we have received both references.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

If you have taken the GRE, please provide details of your scores under section 4 of the application form as this will facilitate the processing of your application.

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