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EngineeringPostgraduate study

Postgraduate research courses

Would you like to work with our internationally respected academics on significant, challenging and exciting projects in engineering and audiology? Our research has been judged the most “powerful” for general engineering in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014). We offer several postgraduate research degrees and many funded places are available.

Studying for a PhD

Working alongside our world-class team of researchers, you'll develop the grounding needed to become a successful researcher and help pioneer solutions to some of the key challenges facing society and industry.

You'll be given comprehensive skills training, including research methodology and specialist knowledge, taking relevant technical modules from our MEng and MSc programmes.

Research projects cover a broad range of topics and are based in our internationally renowned research groups. All researchers will have a University supervisory team to guide the work. Projects are often sponsored by industrial collaborators and offer you the opportunity to develop into a world-class researcher.


Our MPhil is an award of considerable distinction in its own right and is awarded for the successful completion of a substantial element of research or equivalent enquiry. The MPhil differs from the PhD in terms of the scope of study required and the extent of the original personal contribution to knowledge.

Studying for an MRes

Take a one-year MRes course to specialise in a topic and develop your skills for further research or a career in industry.

Current funded projects

Many opportunities exist for exciting and challenging funded projects across all areas of Engineering and Audiology.

Potential projects

Many of our academics have interesting projects available in their specialisms for high calibre applicants who can secure their own funding.

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I chose to study at Southampton because it is one of the leading UK universities in engineering. It offers numerous state-of-the art and advanced facilities, and these are helping me to achieve my research goals.
Elisabetta BottaroPhD
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