At Solent University, we put making a difference at the heart of our teaching, learning and research. Our aim is to learn from and respond to our local and international communities about their priorities, challenges, experiences and successes.
Join our supportive and interdisciplinary research community
Our Graduate School is a virtual hub providing support and a high-quality experience in a vibrant and interdisciplinary community for Solent University’s postgraduate research students.
In your first year as a doctoral researcher, you will complete our Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods. This will provide you with a springboard to success in your doctoral studies as well as a set of vital transferable skills applicable to a wide range of study and employment.
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All our Graduate School students join one of our four communities working in and across these research areas:
- Environment and Engineering
- Human Function and Health
- Media, Culture, and the Arts
- Social Research and Policy
You will also have the opportunity to join one (or more) of our research groups and benefit from collaboration, networking and research sharing opportunities across and beyond the university.
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Why Solent University?
Based in the heart of Southampton on the UK's south coast, Solent is an open and friendly university. With an extraordinarily diverse international community of over 100 nationalities, we’re committed to widening participation at all levels.
In 2021, we were awarded five stars by the QS World University Rankings for inclusiveness, internationalisation, employability, facilities and teaching.
We have made a £100 million investment in our campus, introducing cutting-edge facilities to enhance your study and research environment.
Take a virtual tour of our award-winning facilities
How to apply
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If you have a research project in mind and wish to make an informal enquiry around developing it into a PhD proposal, you can contact any academic member of staff in the relevant subject area. This person might be the potential supervisor. Discussing with them the potential project idea before you apply is vital to maximising the strength of your application.
You can apply to study for the research degree routes MPhil or MPhil/PhD on either a full-time or part-time basis.
Full details of what to include in your application can be found on our applications page.