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Biological SciencesPostgraduate study

Facilities

Our world-class buildings such as the award-winning EEE building, interdisciplinary Mountbatten complex and the Life Sciences building have contributed to the University of Southampton’s status as one of the best learning environments in the UK. These facilities are a result of an investment of £200 million.

Key facts

The University provides a wealth of social, arts and leisure facilities for students.

Off campus, you will find all the transport, shopping and leisure facilities you would expect from a multicultural city with a population of over 200,000 people.

Wireless and networked high-speed internet access is widely available across all campuses and in all five libraries.

Our life sciences building houses some of the best facilities available for research into our specialist areas. You will also find almost everything else to support your research work under one roof, from course administration to an onsite cafeteria. Our extensive library collection is now held at the nearby Hartley Library.

Life Sciences Building

Talks and workshops

You can feed your appetite for knowledge at our lunchtime workshops and seminars, which run throughout the year on topical subjects, often closely related to individual research projects. Biological Sciences also invites distinguished speakers from the University and beyond to talk at our regular seminars. Similar events are hosted by other department.

Area of natural interest

Southampton is an ideal location for bioscientists. It is full of green spaces and parks, including the nearby Southampton Common, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Solent estuary, the New Forest, the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Wight are all within easy reach – whether for a relaxing day out or to use as areas of study.

Health and wellbeing

Highfield campus has its own GP (medical) surgery and a professional counselling service, and there are other health services close by. Students with a disability can access dedicated support and advice from the University’s Student Services.

The New Forest

Area of natural interest

Southampton is an ideal location for bioscientists. It is full of green spaces and parks, including the nearby Southampton Common, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Solent estuary, the New Forest, the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Wight are all within easy reach – whether for a relaxing day out or to use as areas of study.

Health and wellbeing

Highfield campus has its own GP (medical) surgery and a professional counselling service, and there are other health services close by. Students with a disability can access dedicated support and advice from the University’s Student Services.

 

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Postgraduate life is very different to undergraduate life, but I think I actually prefer it! Whilst the pressure is higher, I organise my time and how I work to suit me. With the support and guidance of my supervisor, I drive my project and feel real ownership over the work I am doing.

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