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From making the internet possible, to using the immune system to kill cancer and tackling gender inequality in the film industry, the University of Southampton’s research is changing the way the world and society works. Postgraduate students learn alongside the people who are working on these pioneering programmes and contributing to this life-changing research.
The university places a key focus on bringing together expertise from different subject areas to broaden research opportunities and address important global issues. In fact, Southampton has been placed in the top 10% of all universities in the UK and 4th amongst Russell Group universities for the impact of its research, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2021. It also concluded that more than 92% of the university’s research is world-leading or internationally excellent.
Quality of teaching
Students learn from academic staff who are at the forefront of their fields. Six of the university’s teaching staff have been made National Teaching Fellows since 2017. The university’s staff provide a supporting environment for learning and help students to achieve their academic goals.
Southampton is ranked 13th overall in the UK according to the Complete University Guide 2023 and is rated 2nd for physiotherapy. In total, it has 14 subject areas that score in the top ten according to the league table.
Over 84% of students at the university were satisfied with the overall quality of their course according to the 2020 National Student Survey.