University of Southampton


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About us

At Southampton you’ll join a friendly and vibrant community of academics and students who are impacting lives and changing the world for the better. We made the internet possible; we’re using the immune system to kill cancer; and we’re conserving corals. 

We’re a founding member of the Russell Group, and internationally renowned for our education and research, ranked 13th in the UK* and 78th globally**. The recent Research Excellence Framework (2021) ranks 92% of our research as world leading or internationally excellent.   

Based over 7 campuses in Southampton, Winchester and Malaysia, our students study in a world-class learning environment, use our cutting-edge facilities and benefit from our global networks and collaborations.   

We’ll help you to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in a changing global jobs market. 96% of our graduates are employed or in further study***.  


* Complete University Guide, 2023

** QS World University Rankings 2023 

*** HESA Graduate Outcomes, 2022 

Your study experience | University of Southampton

From our new sustainability module to cutting-edge facilities and career enhancing placements, our VP Education and Student Experience, Professor Deborah Gill, and two of our students visit our campuses to give you an overview of what it's like to study, live and thrive at Southampton.

What makes us different

At Southampton, you’ll flourish in a fantastic environment with top-class facilities, world-leading research and global collaborations. We’re committed to ensuring a sustainable future, embedding sustainability in all that we do. 

Our academics are at the forefront of worldwide research, driving forward discovery and innovation, and this research is fed back into your education.  

We’re constantly updating our campuses to give you the best possible learning environment. We’re investing over £300m in our teaching, learning and research facilities – many of which are world-class and used by industry.  

Kick-start your career with placements, fieldwork, studying abroad or get involved in research. You’ll benefit from our strong links with global industry and partners, and our e-mentoring programme will connect you with alumni across the world. You can also work with our on-campus start up acceleratory, to turn your ideas into business opportunities.   

"Being at Southampton has allowed me to experience things I never thought possible. I’ve become more confident and open, made some amazing friends, and learned a lot. I’ll look back and think about how much I grew while being here."

Aryan Saini
Philosophy student

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Course locations

Avenue Campus

University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF

Winchester School of Art

Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS)

University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

Boldrewood Campus

Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

University Hospital Southampton

University of Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

Main Site

Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Highfield Campus and Boldrewood Campus

University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ