As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for the taught course or research programme that you are studying. Tuition fees vary according to the type of programme you choose. Fees charged to full-time international students from outside the EU include the full cost of tuition, examinations, Students’ Union membership and research support expenses (where applicable).
In addition to tuition fees, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials.
For some courses or research programmes you may be able to apply for funding from the University or from external sources to cover your tuition fees and/or your living expenses.
Fee information for postgraduate research degree courses starting in September 2018, can be found on the main University of Southampton website.
Details of current PhD studentships are advertised on the University’s Job Vacancies page.
A large proportion of postgraduate students are funded by one of the UK Research Councils. Successful UK applicants receive fees and maintenance support while EU students are awarded a fees-only grant. If your programme is eligible for Research Council funding you will need to contact the relevant Council directly, Competition for these awards is intense and you are advised to apply early. For some of the University’s postgraduate programmes you may need confirmation that you have been awarded funding before you can register as a postgraduate.
I was supervised by Professor Wendy Hall and Dr Su White and, because my research interests were multi-disciplinary, I was lucky to have an advisor from the School of Education: Professor Alison Fuller. My research interests are quite unusual in ECS, but very necessary. My PhD investigated how the perception of technology careers dissuades females from choosing computing courses at higher education. My PhD research continues to be a stepping stone to my overall ambition, which is to empower people (not just women!) to believe that they can contribute to an industry like computing and make a real difference.