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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

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Course Summary

We have a vibrant international postgraduate community, with research students accommodated in a purpose-built Graduate School. Geography facilities include laboratories for Earth science and palaeoenvironmental research, hydrological and ecological research and an instrumented research catchment in the New Forest, all supported by technical support staff. In addition, research using GIS and Earth observation is supported by a dedicated technician and a suite of geocomputation computers.

Postgraduates enjoy high levels of support and are integrated into our community through our active postgraduate research groups, participation in research seminars with visiting speakers, and research workshops given by both students and staff.

Different course options

Full time | Highfield Campus | 2 years | SEP

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Full time


2 years

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK Bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours and a Master of Science/Art in a relevant subject, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, plus satisfactory performance at interview.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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