Continued investment of £200 million over four years has given rise to a number of world-class buildings, including the award-winning EEE building, interdisciplinary Mountbatten complex and the new Life Sciences Building, which opened in September 2010. These facilities are cementing the University’s status as one of the best learning environments in the UK.

Key facts

The University provides a wealth of social, arts and leisure facilities for students.

Off campus, you will find all the transport, shopping and leisure facilities you would expect from a multicultural city with a population of over 200,000 people.

Wireless and networked high-speed internet access is widely available across all campuses and in all five libraries.

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Core facilities within the Faculty

Our success in attracting research income together with our wide range of research activity means that we provide our postgraduate students with excellent core facilities and equipment, including proteomics, imaging and FACS Aria. There is a dedicated clinical research facility and two biomedical research units Respiratory and Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle.

We are home to a specialist Health Services Library, which offers a range of services for students. Resources include computing facilities, language resource facility books, journals, online facilities, and an Assistive Technology Suite.

Dedicated research facilities

Dedicated research facilities

Facilities within the University

Study resources

Sustained investment across the University ensures that all our students continue to benefit from the world-class facilities for which Southampton is recognised. 

Library services

The University has five libraries, housing a total of 2.6 million books, journals and reports. The Hartley Library, on the main Highfield Campus and the Health Services Library at Southampton General Hospital provide state-of-the-art learning centres, with high-speed internet access, network points for laptops and language study areas. The Assistive Technology Centre provides specialist services for users with disabilities including computers with extra software in all libraries. 

IT and computing facilities

Our campuses and halls of residence boast around 1,700 computer workstations. Rooms dedicated for student use offer printers, scanners, CD/DVD writers and an extensive range of other hardware. General and course-specific software packages are available, including software for e-learning, and specialist software to support the Assistive Technology Service. 

Medicine's website provides a learning platform which allows you to access lecture and seminar notes, e-learning resources, research information and news from academic staff. Wired and wireless high-speed internet connections are provided in many campus locations, along with access to University central services off campus.

iSolutions provides and supports the University's ICT (information communications technology) and virtual learning infrastructure. Specialist staff support a full range of services, and computer-based training is available to all students. 

Centre for Language Study

Our Centre for Language Study, based at the Avenue Campus, offers resources and language courses for all University members, and is an official International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) centre. There are nearly 20 languages on offer (including English for international students) whether you want to study as part of your degree, on a part-time evening course or in a lunchtime taster session. 

Support for you

As a postgraduate student at Southampton, you will have ongoing support from your tutor or supervisor, and can call on our extensive network of services for whatever additional advice or support you may need at any time. 

Life support

From accommodation and fees to appeals and disciplinary hearings; nursery facilities to faith groups; and confidential counselling to emotional support; there is a support service to help you.

Learning support

Whether you need support for a disability, learning difference or health condition, we have a wide range of services available.

International students

We also offer dedicated support for our international students including regular english language classes on site and an International Student Advisor.

Health support

From doctors to dentists and most services in between, we can help you to look after yourself while at university. See our health support pages.

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