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The University of Southampton
About us


The University’s structure includes five faculties, where our academic and research activities take place. They are supported by a number of professional services departments.

Academic schools and departments

Students studying
Studying at Southampton

We have over 40 academic schools and departments grouped into five faculties. Based across seven campuses, they cover a wide range of subject areas. These allow us to offer courses globally, including at our EduCity@Iskandar campus in Malaysia.

Explore our faculties, schools and research institutes.

Operational departments

Our Professional Services departments are responsible for the University’s non-academic functions. Working closely with the faculties and schools, they support our staff, students, alumni and partners in all aspects of the University’s operations. As well as ensuring that we are efficiently run, they help the University to evolve, develop, and meet new challenges.

Services include planning and strategy, IT support, running the University’s libraries, managing our finances and liaising with the press and media.

Find out more about our Professional Services departments.


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