The University of Southampton
Web Science Institute


The WSI is home to the Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), which currently has around 100 PhD students. We also offer the MSc Web Science programme and a Web Science MOOC, and are leading the way in online education with our growing collection of online CPD courses in Data Science.

iPhD Study

iPhD Web Science

A four-year fully-funded interdisciplinary doctoral programme, combining a first year of MSc study, followed by three years of PhD research.

Postgraduate taught

MSc Web Science

This one year MSc Web Science, based in Electronics and Computer Science, uses multidisciplinary techniques to explore the impact of the web on society.

Students discussing course

CPD Training

We offer a range of continuing professional development (CPD) online short courses in Data Science, targeted at professionals requiring general and sector related skills in this area. 

Free Online Courses and MOOCS

Web Science MOOC

The Web Science Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) launched in November 2013 and now runs several times throughout the year.

UG Programmes

Undergraduate Study

Web Science-related modules are available to undergraduate students as interdisciplinary modules.

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