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PhD Students

I have a small number of vacancies available for motivated, high-quality students with a first-class degree from a top-quality institution. The University offers a number of scholarships to high-quality students; only a very limited number are available for overseas students, and only very high-quality and academically exceptional students will qualify. I strongly encourage all overseas applicants to investigate scholarships that may be available externally, for example from their home governments, professional bodies or industry.

"I'd like to pay a special thanks to Professor Geoff Merrett, Co-Director of the Arm-ECS Research Centre, for nominating me for the award and his support and mentoring over the past few years."

All PhD applications need to be processed via our Postgraduate Admissions Office. In your covering letter, please propose the area that you are interested in researching (you can see what my research interests are on this website) and give an indication of why you want to do a PhD here at Southampton under my supervision. If you do not know what area you wish to research for a PhD, please at at least discuss your skills, weaknesses and what motivates and interests you. If you are a UK/EU student, or an overseas student that has already secured external funding, I am happy to discuss your application with you beforehand; if not, please do not send generic emails containing CVs to me, as I will not respond.


The University offers a small number of funded internships to students that are registered on our undergraduate programmes. If you are a high quality, motivated student studying at the University of Southampton, please contact me. While I sometimes offer internships (of >3 months) to very high quality and motivated overseas students, I cannot offer any scholarships for these.

"I completed 2 summer internships with Geoff and found them to be great learning experiences and the perfect accompaniment to my degree in electronic engineering. They allowed me to apply the skills I had gained through my course on interesting projects while working in a real research environment. They were definitely one of the highlights of my time at the University of Southampton."

PostDoc Opportunities:

When I have PostDoc positions available, they will be listed on and I do not respond to generic emails asking if there are any positions available.