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University of Southampton



With a history stretching back to 1867, the University of Southampton is part of the UK’s Russell Group and one of the UK’s leading teaching and research universities. We are ranked in the top 15 in the UK and currently ranked 81st in the World by the QS World Rankings 2015.

The University is internationally renowned for its pioneering research, first class facilities and teaching and currently hosts more than 23,500 students, 6,500 of which are from outside the UK representing more than 130 countries.

The University offers a broad range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level covering areas such as engineering, medicine, life sciences, physical sciences, law, humanities, social sciences, archaeology, mathematics and art. Students have access to world-leading research facilities and centres such as the Jet and rocket engine laboratories, wind tunnel complex, cleanroom complexes, the National Oceanography Centre, the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, and the Optoelectronics Research Centre.

Southampton’s record for success in spinning out its research excellence into business ventures has also made it a leading entrepreneurial university in the UK and its success in commercialising academic research has led the University to be in the top three world-wide for spin-out companies.


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