University of Southampton


  • Location: City

Student life

You’ll join a community of over 21,000 students and a worldwide network of 245,000 alumni where you’ll be accepted for who you are and supported, respected, listened to and valued.  

You’ll live, work and socialise in one of the most vibrant and exciting student-friendly cities on the south coast. Southampton is a safe, walkable city with cycle routes and a University bus service connecting our campuses and halls with the city, stations and airport.   

The nearby historic city of Winchester is home to our 1,500 art and design students. Further afield are the New Forest and South Downs national parks, beautiful coastline and beaches, and the Isle of Wight.  

While starting university is an exciting time it can also seem overwhelming. We’ll make it as easy as possible for you to settle in. We’re proud that we were the first university to offer 24/7 mental health support and our Student Hub is open 24/7 to support you with everything from fees and finance to wellbeing. 

What's it like to live in South East?
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South East England is made up of nine counties, with popular student cities in Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees plenty of sunshine and Brighton – the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops, cafes, arts, nightlife and watersports.

Moving east into Kent, you'll find the charming towns of Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – all bursting with literary history – plus the iconic landmarks of Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is an hour or two away for gigs, theatre trips and capital city adventures, while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – mean international journeys are easy to get started.

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What's it like to live in Southampton?
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Sat on the coast, historical Southampton is the perfect combination of big town and small city.

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Course locations

Main Site

Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Highfield Campus and Boldrewood Campus

University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

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