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Innovation in learning

Study with us and you'll be at the cutting edge, learning from active researchers at the top of their field. Our interdisciplinary approach to learning helps you to personalise a programme of study that is perfect for you and your career ambitions.

Learning at a research-led university

As a student at Southampton, you can expect to be taught and supervised by researchers at the leading edge of their discipline. You'll learn about world-leading research as it takes place, giving you the kind of education that will put you among the most sought-after graduates.

The Russell Group

We are one of the founding members of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Find out more about what it means to study at a Russell Group university.

Developing your talent

As one of the leading research universities in the UK, we focus on enabling you to develop your talent. We will challenge you intellectually and encourage you to develop your ability to work and learn independently. Through group project work you will gain the transferable skills – such as communication, teamwork and project management – to put your subject knowledge into practice and help you achieve your career aspirations.

Innovative methods

Depending on your chosen programme you could experience a wide range of innovative learning methods such as field trips, laboratory study, excavations, private and public sector placements, and group projects, all of which are supported by virtual learning environments. You could also be using our world-class research facilities.

current research

Our research

Explore current research activity at the University of Southampton

Russell Group research activity

Russell Group

Learn more about our status as a founding member of the Russell Group

Flexible, personalised learning

In 2013, we introduced exciting changes to our programmes to enable you to tailor your degree to your needs. We are offering even more flexibility and choice, enabling you to study a range of themes around your chosen subject area.

Our interdisciplinary modules and Major/Minor options open up choices within our degree programmes.

Interdisciplinary modules

We have introduced new interdisciplinary modules to a number of our degree programmes, as well as opening up existing modules across more programmes. We will help you explore a range of global challenges, from climate change to hi-tech crime, based on our world-leading research. You can gain the transferable skills employers really want, such as teamwork, leadership and learning another language.

Major/Minor options

If you choose to study any degree in Humanities, or a Single Honours degree in Social Sciences, Education, Geography or Physics, another way to follow your own interests and career aspirations is to try out a Minor subject area alongside your Major degree subject. Within a defined subject area, you will have with a minor in [subject] added to your degree certificate when you graduate, for example BA English with a minor in Politics. Minor subject areas include Archaeology, Creative Writing, English, Politics, Music, Philosophy, modern languages and many others.

Find out more about Major / Minor options.



Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about personalised learning

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