The University of Southampton
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Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & CriminologyPart of Social Sciences

Our university

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 research universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities.

The university has five campuses
Campus life

Staff are involved in research activities at the highest level and our postgraduates make a major contribution to our thriving community. Our researchers are ranked among the top five in UK universities for engineering and computer science, nursing and general practice, statistics, sociology and social policy, European studies and music, and earth systems and environmental sciences.

Our students come from all over the world to grow creatively, enjoy the many experiences on offer and learn from our professional theorists and practitioners - excellent preparation for a broad range of careers. We are proud of our alumni, many of whom have secured prestigious positions across the globe.

Our ambition

We are committed to further improve our position as a leading research university of international standing, distinguished by our enterprise. We aspire to be a place of opportunity and inspiration that attracts talented staff and students regardless of their background. We expect to be clearly recognised as a successful and influential international university that has both strong roots in its local area and a substantial global presence.

Read more about our strategy and Vision 2020
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