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The University of Southampton
EngineeringPostgraduate study

PhD Structure

A full-time PhD generally runs for three years and your study will take place within a demanding and rigorous research environment.

Your initial registration is as MPhil/PhD under the supervision of an academic team. You will be expected to transfer to full PhD registration around the mid-point of your project, depending on your performance.

Progression through the programme

We have a monitoring and assessment process (including regular report writing and oral examinations) to ensure the successful progress of our postgraduates through their PhD studies. We encourage our postgraduates to present their work at international conferences, and journal and conference publications can be submitted as part of the monitoring and assessment process. The PhD degree itself is examined by thesis and viva examination.

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