The University of Southampton

How to apply

To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme.

As well as completing the application form on-line, applicants should upload documents as part of their application. These documents should preferably be in PDF format and must include:

  • Academic transcript (to date)
  • Degree certificate (if graduated)
  • English language certificate (IELTS/TOEFL(IBT))
  • Resume/CV and personal statement
  • Two reference letters

Please note: If at the time of application you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree or met our English language requirements, we will still be able to make you a conditional offer

Applications are open all year round. Click below to access the central application system.


Important notes when completing the application

  • The Faculty to choose is Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science
  • The course title is PhD ORC 

Language requirements

We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 in each component. For information on other accepted English language tests, please follow the link below.

For help

Contact the PhD admissions team:

Email:   Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 4732

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