University of Southampton

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Institution Profile

University of Southampton is one of the top 15 research Universities in the UK and ranked 75th in the world - one of only 19 UK universities to be ranked among the top 100 in the world.

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), more than 60% of our research was considered world-leading or internationally excellent and the University has been ranked 7th in the UK for student satisfaction.

The University is organised into eight Faculties, each housing a number of academic units. Each of these has a first class reputation, both in the academic world and in industry.

The University is a truly international institution with over 23,000 students, including more than 5,000 students from from more than 130 different countries. Our departments have many international links and are active members of international initiatives like the World Universities Network, the Centre for Contemporary China and the Thai-UK Collaborative Research Network.

The University offers a wide range of programmes at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, including Medicine, Engineering, Social Sciences and Art and Design.

Southampton is just over one hour from central London, on the south coast of England. We are surrounded by areas of natural beauty, including the New Forest and the Isle of Wight, and connected to the rest of the UK and Europe through superb road, rail, air and sea links.

All our international (Non-EU) students have guaranteed accommodation during their first year studies in our Halls of Residence (Conditions apply).

The quality of our graduates is recognised by employers worldwide, who are often invited to our Open Careers Days on campus. Our Career Destinations Department offers free advice to all our students for up to three years after graduation. We are renowned for our close links with business and industry and have been ranked in the top 20 UK universities for graduate starting salaries

Subjects offered at Undergraduate level
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business/Management
  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Communications/Media
  • Computing/Information Technology
  • Creative/Performing Arts
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education/Training
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Engineering/Other Engineering
  • Health/Para-medical Studies
  • History/Archaeology
  • Humanities
  • International Relations/Studies/Affairs
  • Languages
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine/Medical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology/Social Studies
  • Sports/Leisure
  • Zoology
  • MBA
Subjects offered at Postgraduate level
  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business/Management
  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Communications/Media
  • Computing/Information Technology
  • Creative/Performing Arts
  • Design
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education/Training
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender and Diversity
  • General Engineering/Other Engineering
  • Geography
  • Health/Para-medical Studies
  • History/Archaeology
  • Humanities
  • International Relations/Studies/Affairs
  • Languages
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine/Medical Sciences
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology/Social Studies
  • MBA
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