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Faculties and academic units

Our world-class teaching and research activities are delivered across eight faculties, within which there are a number of subject-specific academic units. 

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Business, Law and Art

Teaching and research areas:

Internet law, maritime law, environmental law, strategy, marketing, human resources management, textiles, graphics, fashion design.

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Engineering and the Environment

Teaching and research areas:

Audiology, environmental science, aeronautics and astronautics, acoustical engineering, civil engineering, energy, mechanical engineering, ship science.

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Health Sciences

Teaching and research areas:

Nursing; midwifery; clinical physiology; occupational therapy; physiotherapy; podiatry; advanced clinical practice; cancer; palliative and end of life care; active living and rehabilitation; the organisation and delivery of care; continuous professional development training.

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Teaching and research areas:

Archaeology, English, film, history, modern languages, music, philosophy.

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Teaching and research areas:

General practice, respiratory medicine, developmental sciences, cancer sciences and bone and joint diseases, with cross-cutting themes in translational immunology and stem cells and regenerative medicine.

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Natural and Environmental Sciences

Teaching and research areas:

Biological Sciences: Biodiversity, Ecology and Ecosystem services, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Environmental Biosciences, Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Pharmacology and Zoology

Chemistry: Characterisation & Analytics, Chemical Biology, Computational Systems Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Flow Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance, Materials, Organic & Inorganic Synthesis, Supramolecular Chemistry

Ocean and Earth Science: geology, geophysics, oceanography, marine science, marine biology, marine ecology, marine biogeochemistry, physical oceanography, Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate, coastal engineering, Physical Oceanography and Climate Dynamics, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Marine Resources and Law, ocean chemistry, Vertebrate Palaeontology, Marine environment and resources, geochemistry, ocean dynamics, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology

Natural Sciences

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Physical Sciences and Engineering

Teaching and Research areas:

Electronics and electrical engineering, computer science and IT, web science, optoelectronics, physics and astronomy.

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Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences

Teaching and research areas:

Education, teaching and learning, geography and environment, applied and pure mathematic, statistics, operational research, psychology, social sciences, ageing/gerontology, economics, politics and international relations, social statistics and demography, sociology, social policy and criminology.

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Key facts

Our faculties host a number of specialist research centres such as the Institute of Maritime Law, the Centre for Applied Languages Research and the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Unit. Find out more about our research centres.

We work in collaboration with industry and public bodies such as the United Nations, Rolls-Royce, Lloyd’s Register, the Office for National Statistics and the European Space Agency. Work with us.

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