Our location

The cities of Southampton and Winchester are located in the County of Hampshire on the South Coast of England. Both cities are surrounded by areas of natural beauty such as the New Forest and are easily reached from the international airports of Southampton, Heathrow and Gatwick. We also have a new campus in Malaysia, where we are offering undergraduate programmes in Engineering.


The city of Southampton has around 200,000 habitants and is just over one hour from central London. It is a safe city with plenty of shopping and sports facilities. Southampton Airport connects the city with the rest of the UK and Europe. There are regular ferry services between Southampton and the Isle of Wight as well as between the nearby city of Portsmouth and mainland Europe. The port is one of the most important in the UK and is a common destination for ocean liners. This special connection with the sea is reflected in the strength of all maritime-related areas of study at the University.

The University of Southampton has four campuses in Southampton city: Highfield Campus (where the main library, sports centre and Students' Union are located), Avenue Campus (home of our Faculty of Humanities), Waterfront Campus (where the National Oceanography Centre and our Ocean and Earth Sciences are) and Southampton General Hospital. All the campuses are connected through the University Uni-link bus service.


Our Winchester School of Art is located in the city of Winchester, the ancient capital of England, which remains a picturesque and traditionally English town. With around 38,000 habitants, Winchester has been voted one of the best places to live in the UK. Winchester offers a unique environment to our Art students, who benefit from being near London without the inconveniences of a big city. Our Hall of Residence in Winchester, called Erasmus Park, is only a 10 minute walk from the Winchester School of Art. Southampton and Winchester are just 15 minutes apart by train, with regular services.

University of Southampton Malaysia Campus

The University of Southampton was invited by the Ministry of Higher Education to establish a branch campus for engineering within the EduCity@Iskandar development in Iskandar, Malaysia. Iskandar is the nation’s economic zone located in southern Johor, just minutes from Singapore. Our Malaysia campus opened in October 2012 and offers premier undergraduate degrees in engineering. Teaching is split between our campuses in the UK and Malaysia.

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"In Southampton what I liked the most was the proximity of housings around the University, which meant that it was possible to find a nice house close to uni and that everyone lived close to each other. Also I was impressed by the choice and quality of the nightlife the city offers."

Grzegorz Cienski form Poland, BSc Economics