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Postgraduate opportunities for you

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

Explore the many reasons to make Southampton your postgraduate destination.

Masters Open Day

Our next Masters Open Day is on Wednesday 5 December.

Join us on campus to explore the University, find out more about the course you’re interested in, and learn about postgraduate fees and funding.

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If you're interested in a PhD or can't make it to our Masters Open Day

For prospective PhD students, our Postgraduate Visit Afternoons are the best way to find out more about our research and facilities.

If you can't visit us in person, our Virtual Open Day allows you to explore our campuses, facilities and accommodation wherever you are.

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We're one of the best

We're a top 20 UK and top 100 global university, 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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A dedicated careers service

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

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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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Extra benefits for Tier 4 students

At Southampton, Tier 4 visa students on masters courses can stay for six months after their course rather than four.

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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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Strong international community

We have a thriving international community at Southampton, with more than a third of our students coming from overseas.

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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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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

Find out more about postgraduate life at Southampton with our 2019 prospectus, available to order in printed or pdf versions.

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

**Southampton is ranked 18th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

***QS World University Rankings 2019

****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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