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Southampton Business SchoolPostgraduate study


In the weeks leading up to your arrival at Southampton, and during your first week, there are a number of things you will need to remember. Our induction programme is designed to help you settle in as quickly as possible, with help or advice available whenever you need it. For most students, 'arrival' means getting to your accommodation a week or so before the start of the teaching year.

To find out what you will need to do before you arrive, visit our Welcome site.

The following is an example timetable for first year UK students:

If your first language is not English, the University can help with both pre-sessional and ongoing language support. Find out more about language support.

If you have a disability or health condition, or need help balancing your work and personal commitments, the University has a variety of enabling, counselling and mentoring services. Find out more about Education Support.

International Welcome Programme

We encourage all new international postgraduates to register for our Welcome Programme, specifically designed for our international students. This takes place in September each year and includes general events to introduce you to the University. There will also be academic induction events within your discipline, and a range of social and cultural activities. Find out more about the International Welcome Programme.

The Business School's Comprehensive Induction

The Business School hosts its own induction week at the start of the new academic year for all new postgraduate students. We offer a range of sessions for all MSc and MBA students that introduce you to studying at postgraduate level, including academic skills and team working. During the week you will meet the member of academic staff who will be your programme director/personal tutor through the year. You will also have an opportunity to make optional unit choices.

Once you have registered, you will be given access to the School’s postgraduate handbook which contains a wealth of essential information including:

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Having studied Management at postgraduate level, I feel much more confident working at Estee Lauder as I had learned so many things which in practice turned out to be exactly as the theory presented to us by our teachers.

There was a mix of students on the programme from a variety of cultures and we all enjoyed making new friends.

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