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The University of Southampton
Centre for Risk Research

PhD programme

The academic staff at the Centre for Risk Research (CRR) have knowledge, experience and skills in a wide range of disciplines. This enables the CRR to offer PhD supervision across a broad spectrum of risk-related areas, including interdisciplinary topics.


Our PhD students are provided with training in research methodology and are offered the chance to attend units from any of our MSc programmes that may help with their research. They are also encouraged to take an active role in the risk-related research activities within Southampton Business School, including, for example, attending CRR seminars and providing short presentations of their work.

There are currently over 30 students studying for risk-related PhDs in the CRR, each of whom is benefitting from the supervisory skills and interdisciplinary expertise of the Centre's members. Our PhD programme is entirely research-oriented, leading to a wide spectrum of career options. Many of our students are funded by a UK research council, overseas governments, private companies or the University itself.

To find out more about some of our current PhD students and their research topics please click here.

How to apply

To obtain detailed instructions on how to apply for the PhD programme and to learn more about funding opportunities, please click here. Importantly, before you engage in the formal application process, we would like to encourage you to find out more about the research profiles and interests of the academic staff in the Centre for Risk Research. This will help you to identify staff members who may be best suited to your proposed area of research. It may also help you to pinpoint any specific academics who are actively seeking to recruit PhD students to undertake research on specialist topics. To view the individual staff profiles and their contact details, please click here.

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