Studying for a Research Degree
Southampton Solent University prides itself on carrying out not only pioneering research, but research that is applicable to real work problems. Please visit our research pages for further information on the research carried out at the University.
We offer many opportunities to study for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Unlike a postgraduate taught course, as a research degree student, you will not attend lectures or follow specific modules, but work independently in order to critically investigate and evaluate a topic. You will be guided throughout your research by a specialist supervision team formed of motivated, dedicated and experienced academic staff. You will be supported through a tailored programme of supporting studies and research training and you can expect excellent pastoral and administrative support.
The results of your research may be presented as a final thesis, an artefact or performance. Your artefact or performance shall be accompanied by a written commentary and you will subsequently be examined orally on the topic and programme of work you have followed.