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The University of Southampton is spread across five campuses in the city, and is the largest university in the South East of England. There is also an additional site in Winchester, and another in Malaysia.

A founding member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities, it is held in high regard, and ranked a top 100 global university in the QS World University Rankings 2019, as well as being a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University was also recently ranked Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2018.

Students have the choice of 200 taught courses and 90 research courses to study at postgraduate level, which range from business to design. Their faculties include:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Social Sciences

97% of the University’s research environment was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). This demonstrates that the University has impressive facilities for students to take advantage of during their time studying here, including a purpose built concert hall, flight simulator, £120M Cleanroom Complex, research vessels for marine work and a law mooting room. Across the campuses, there are also plenty of things for students to enjoy in their spare time, including a cinema, gym and a wide range of food and drink outlets.

Students can also take advantage of the university’s specialist business support services, which have helped over 30 start-up companies through its business incubators and Science Park. What's more, it also has strong industry links with the likes of Microsoft and Phillips.

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About the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton ranks 18th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 20th in the Complete University Guide 2019. The University is organised into five faculties, each housing a number of subject areas. Postgraduate taught courses are offered in more than 40 subject areas ranging from audiology to psychology. Research opportunities at MPhil and PhD levels are also on offer.



Engineering And Physical Sciences

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton is home to Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics...More

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

22% Part Time
78% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

17,545 Undergraduate
7,665 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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