University of Southampton

Choose Southampton

Learn at a world-class research university that ranks among the UK's best and attracts top recruiters. Our courses are designed to enhance your career prospects and prepare you for a successful future.

We are in the top 20 UK universities targeted by the largest number of top 100 graduate recruiters

Our reputation for world-class teaching and research is reflected in our high ranking in the university league tables. We rank 14th in the 2015 Complete University Guide, with 14 subject areas in the top 10

We are in the top one per cent of world universities and part of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities.

What does this mean to you?

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Join a diverse student community in a vibrant city

There are 23,000 students at the UniversityOur students come from more than 130 countries44 per cent of our students are male, 56 per cent are female

Enjoy a great student experience on our lively, well-equipped campuses

We have seven campuses - five in Southampton, one in Winchester and the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus in EduCity@Iskandar.

We have a new campus in Malaysia at EduCity@Iskandar

We continue to invest in our campuses, creating state-of-the-art facilities for our researchers and students. Award-winning developments include the EEE building (£18m, 2007), Mountbatten building (£55m, 2009) and Life Sciences Building (£50m, 2010). The new £116m Boldrewood Campus opened in 2014 and is home to the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute.

The new £116m Boldrewood Campus opened in 2014 and is home to the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

As well as traditional teaching methods our students have access to virtual learning environments (VLEs), enabling them to download course materials, complete assignments and submit coursework from any internet-enabled computer or device. There are also facilities for remote group working.

Our five libraries contain over three million books, journals and reports. Most journals and around 450,000 e-books are available electronically.

Our sports facilities are among the best of any UK university and include a swimming pool, well-equipped gyms at our sports centre and in some halls of residence and more than 20 grass and synthetic pitches. We also offer water sports such as sailing, kayaking and windsurfing.

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