Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Visit us

Postgraduate Open Days

Masters Open Day 2018

We'd like to invite you to join us here at our Highfield Campus to learn more about our masters courses, our academics and why we are a world top 100 university (QS World Rankings 2019).

This event is designed to help prospective Masters students learn more about our postgraduate taught courses. If you are interested in doing a PhD you are very welcome to attend, but the academics and the research facilities you wish to see may not be available. If you are interested in doing a PhD we recommend that you book a Postgraduate Visit Afternoon, or explore our Doctoral College web pages.

Our Masters Open Day is Wednesday 5 December 2018

Join us on campus to learn more about postgraduate life at Southampton.

This is a chance for all students interested in studying a masters to discover in person more about our campuses, courses and facilities. Meet current staff and students and get advice on postgraduate funding.

Book now

What can you expect at our Masters Open Day?

Our Masters Open Day is your chance to explore our campuses, learning spaces and facilities and find out what it's like to study here as a postgraduate student. We can't wait to meet you!

If you can't make this date then please see below for other ways to visit us.

Where does the Open Day happen?

You will need to come to Highfield Campus to register. Registration takes place at Garden Court, Building 40, Highfield Campus.

During the Open Day you will have a chance to explore our Highfield, Avenue, Boldrewood, Winchester School of Art and NOCS campuses, depending on which subject area you are interested in.

The welcome and postgraduate funding talks will happen on Highfield Campus and free buses will then transport you to the relevant campus for your subject specific sessions.

What time does it start and finish?

The Masters Open Day takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday 5 December 2018.

  • Registration opens at 12 noon.
  • The Welcome Talk takes place at 1pm.
  • The final event of the day finishes at 5.30pm.

For more information on the timetable for the day please see below.

What's the timetable of events

The timetable of events depends on which subject area you are interested and you will receive an email with exact details for your subject area.

All subject areas, however, start the afternoon at Highfield Campus with a Welcome Talk.

12pm: Registration and Student Life Lounge open (Garden Court, Building 40, Highfield Campus)

1pm (repeated at 1.30pm): Welcome talk from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden

1pm (repeated at 1.30pm): Why Do a Master’s Degree? Rob Wood, Postgraduate Careers Advisor

2pm: Funding talk from Dr Luke Blaxhill, Co-Director of GradFunding and Co-Author of 'The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding'

2.45pm Shuttle buses to the subject breakout sessions. In these subject specific sections, held on our different campuses at 3pm, you will have a chance to meet staff and students from your chosen subject area, find out more about your chosen course and see some of our facilities.

4.30pm – 5.30pm: Drinks reception (Garden Court, Building 40, Highfield Campus)


Can I meet the academics who will be teaching on my course?

With over 200 postgraduate taught courses available we cannot guarantee that the academics who will be teaching you will be available at this event. Academics from each subject area will be available and you will be able to see our facilities and network with some of our current postgraduate students.

If you are very keen to make contact with a particular member of staff please email the postgraduate recruitment team -

How do I get there?

You will need to start your Open Day at our main Highfield Campus.

Please see our 'Getting to our Campuses' page for more information.

Once you are on campus please head to Garden Court, Building 40 to register.

Please note that there is no parking on Highfield Campus (except for Blue Badge holders). If you are coming by car please see below for parking arrangements.

Is there parking on site?

We cannot provide parking on site at Highfield Campus except for Blue Badge holders. We recommend that you come to the campus by bus, as there are many regular buses to our campus.

If you are coming by car you will need to park at our Wessex Lane Halls and our free shuttle bus will bring you to and from the campus.

Will refreshments be available?

We will provide free tea and coffee throughout the day and there will be an informal drinks reception during the event, which is your chance to network with some of our current staff and postgraduate students.

If you would like to stay on campus and enjoy a meal you are very welcome to do so. We have a wide range of catering outlets on campus, ranging from Costa Coffee and Pret a Manger to our own catering outlets. Find out more about our restaurants and cafes.

Can I bring guests / children?

Yes you are welcome to bring guests with you, including children. Please note, however, that there will be no creche facilities at this event.

Guests who are coming with you do not need their own ticket as you can all gain entry on your ticket.

10% alumni discount

Did you know that that you get 10% off your fees if you are an alumnus of the University of Southampton?

We're one of the best

We're a founding member of the Russell Group, a top 20 UK and a top 100 global university. Learn more about our reputation.

Other ways to visit us

If you can't make our Open Day on 5 December don't worry; there are many other ways that you can explore our campuses and get a feel for postgraduate life.

2 students with lecturer examining a slide.

Join us at a Visit Afternoon

Postgraduate Visit Afternoons run regularly between February and June each year. Find out more about these events, which are open to all prospective postgraduate students.

Tour group on Highfield Campus.

Join a campus tour

Campus tours are held regularly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Find out dates and times and book your place.

A person looking at the Virtual Open Day on a tablet.

Experience our virtual tour

You can explore the University and our campuses at any time and from anywhere in the world using our Virtual Open Day.

International students - meet us in your country

Staff from our International Office make numerous visits overseas each year to attend education fairs, events, and exhibitions.

Meet us in your country

Listen to last year's Open Day talks

Postgraduate Welcome Talk 2017

Listen to last year's Open Day talk about the city, our campuses, the application process and postgraduate life at Southampton.

Watch on YouTube

Postgraduate Funding Talk 2017

Dr Luke Blaxhill, author of 'The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding', talks about your postgraduate funding options.

Watch on YouTube

Why choose Southampton?

Find out more about why we are the right choice for your postgraduate studies.

Find out more

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.