Who we are
Interpreting the past, gaining insight into the present
High-quality research is the foundation for our work. We place emphasis on research-led teaching, engaging with other disciplines and creating a supportive learning environment.
Our academics’ interests span a broad chronological range, and our students and researchers have access to unique historical archives and special collections.
The quality of our research was recognised in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) which ranked us seventh nationally, and we were placed third among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey.
We promote an interdisciplinary approach and our cutting-edge research feeds into our academic programmes.
The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 UK research universities.