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University of Southampton

Location

Highfield Campus, Southampton United Kingdom

Ranking

# =80QS World University Rankings

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303Undergraduate programs

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312Postgraduate programs

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About University of Southampton

We are a research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. Founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institution, the University of Southampton was granted a royal charter by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 in one of her first official acts as monarch.

Today the University has five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester and another in Malaysia. Home to over 21,000 students from more than 130 countries, we are proud of our diverse, vibrant and welcoming community.

Our innovative thinking and pioneering research is making an impact on a global scale; we are finding solutions for some of the biggest challenges which our planet is facing.  This is the place where fibre-optic research is creating a faster, smarter internet; where the immune system is leading the fight against cancer; where expertise is tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance; and where resources are being secured for the world’s growing populations.

We actively help student and staff start-up companies through our business incubators and Science Park. We have developed strong links with industry partners such as Microsoft, IBM and Philips.

The University of Southampton is the perfect place to discover what you’re capable of; from turning an idea into reality and making a real difference, to finding new passions and discovering your next step.

About University of Southampton

We are a research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. Founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institution, the University of Southampton was granted a royal charter by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 in one of her first official acts as monarch.

Today the University has five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester and another in Malaysia. Home to over 21,000 students from more than 130 countries, we are proud of our diverse, vibrant and welcoming community.

Our innovative thinking and pioneering research is making an impact on a global scale; we are finding solutions for some of the biggest challenges which our planet is facing.  This is the place where fibre-optic research is creating a faster, smarter internet; where the immune system is leading the fight against cancer; where expertise is tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance; and where resources are being secured for the world’s growing populations.

We actively help student and staff start-up companies through our business incubators and Science Park. We have developed strong links with industry partners such as Microsoft, IBM and Philips.

The University of Southampton is the perfect place to discover what you’re capable of; from turning an idea into reality and making a real difference, to finding new passions and discovering your next step.

Available programs

The University of Southampton shares your passion to learn and encourages you to explore and evolve in a friendly and vibrant community.

Southampton’s academics and diverse student community will inspire, challenge and support you. Studying at Southampton can help you make your mark on the world.

You can explore new cultures through study abroad opportunities and international student societies, get advice from our global alumni community, and make friends with people from a multitude of backgrounds.

With over 350 courses to choose from, you can customise your degree and explore beyond your chosen subject. Southampton has the resources, staff and support you need to learn in your own way and get the most out of your degree.

You could choose to do a Year in Employment, work experience placement or internship as part of your degree; all great ways to develop your skills in the workplace alongside your learning and stand out to employers.

Archaeology (BA)

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Archaeology (BSc)

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English (BA)

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Fine Art (BA)

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Geography (BA)

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Geography (BSc)

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Graphic Arts (BA)

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History (BA)

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Music (BA)

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Philosophy (BA)

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Audiology (BSc)

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Audiology (MSci)

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Biology (BSc)

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Biology (MSci)

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Midwifery (BSc)

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Podiatry (BSc)

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Psychology (BSc)

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Zoology (BSc)

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Zoology (MSci)

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Chemistry (BSc)

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Chemistry (MChem)

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Geology (BSc)

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Geology (MSci)

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Geophysics MSci

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Mathematics (BSc)

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Physics (BSc)

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Physics (MPhys)

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Criminology (BSc)

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Economics (BSc)

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Economics (MEcon)

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Education (BSc)

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Film Studies (BA)

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Law (LLB)

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Maritime Law LLB

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Politics (BSc)

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Sociology (BSc)

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Working with the University of Southampton’s inspiring academics in a world-changing research environment, you can achieve the remarkable with a postgraduate degree from Southampton.

The University breaks down the traditional boundaries between disciplines and subjects, in order to solve the world’s greatest challenges, make a difference to people’s lives and impact industry. 

Working collaboratively together in this way combines different expertise, perspectives and experiences to focus on some of the biggest global issues, such as climate change, infectious disease and hi-tech crime. Working in this way achieves groundbreaking results, and produces even more opportunity for breakthroughs.

Southampton is home to many cutting-edge research centres, groups and institutes, creating

connections between disciplines to make this possible.

Sharing ideas and knowledge also means that Southampton courses benefit directly from the latest work, enabling you to learn from the source of the research and giving you and your education the edge.


Taught programmes

A master’s degree from Southampton will help you realise your career ambitions, deepen your knowledge and further your potential.

Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group – a UK organisation of research-intensive universities – which means your education will be informed by research as it unfolds. It is also a member of the World Universities Network.

96 per cent of Southampton’s research environment is assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent (latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

High-profile organisations such as Apple, Ernst & Young, IBM, the MoD, the BBC and the NHS recruit our graduates.


Research programmes

With the chance to work alongside world-leading academics, with access to cutting-edge facilities and global collaborations, a research degree at Southampton is the first step to becoming a leader in your field.


Southampton partners with global businesses, including Rolls-Royce, Microsoft, Lloyd’s Register, Formula 1 and PwC.

It is also part of the Science and Engineering South Consortium, the most powerful cluster of research-intensive universities in the world.

Southampton will give you support to enable you to build your profile as a researcher – from writing research papers and enhancing your presentation skills, to applying for funding to attend international conferences and research visits.


Archaeology

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Creative Writing

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Fine Art (MA)

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History MA

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History MA

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Philosophy

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Philosophy MA

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Finance (MSc)

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Adult Nursing

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Allergy (MSc)

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Allergy (MSc)

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Allergy (PgCert)

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Allergy (PgCert)

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Allergy (PgDip)

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Allergy (PgDip)

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Audiology (MSc)

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Big Data Biology

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Genomics (MSc)

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Genomics (MSc)

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Neonatology (MSc)

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Nursing Studies

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Psychology

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Psychology (MSc)

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Criminology (MSc)

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Demography (MSc)

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Economics (MSc)

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Economics (MSc)

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Education (MSc)

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Film Studies MA

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Gerontology (MSc)

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Maritime Law LLM

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Statistics (MSc)

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Statistics (MSc)

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University information

Bachelor

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24,215
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10,080
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1,750
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Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

University of Southampton is one of the top public universities in Southampton, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=80 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #73
  • 2014
    #=86
  • 2015
    #94
  • 2016
    #81
  • 2017
    #87
  • 2018
    #=102
  • 2019
    #96
  • 2020
    #97
  • 2021
    #90
  • 2022
    #77
  • 2023
    #78
  • 2024
    #=81
  • 2025
    #=80

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