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The research atmosphere I experienced during my MSc made me believe Southampton was the right place for me to do a PhD. A number of ongoing archaeological projects really appealed to me, and some lecturers allowed me to develop my own methods to contribute to them.

Tom Brughmans - MSc Archaeological Computing, PhD in Archaeology
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Linguistics is extremely interesting and a wide subject, offering a wide array of areas to explore. A thoroughly worthwhile endeavour, and one that, if you also use all the opportunities open to you to develop your transferable skills, offers good chances to find employment both within and outside of academia.

Doris Dippold - MPhil/PhD Applied Linguistics
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I chose the University of Southampton due to its excellent reputation, high rankings and the professors teaching here. This is one of the top universities for music research and composition in the UK.

Hossein K. Hadisi - PhD Music Composition
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My degree programme has opened plenty of fantastic opportunities I never thought of before. Gaining linguistics abilities, a trip to Mexico, taking up Italian, writing for the students' magazine, meeting amazing people from varied backgrounds... I even tried ballet! It's been a priceless experience.

Monika Komar - BA Modern Languages
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I think what I enjoyed the most in Southampton University was the diverse student body. Whatever your background, you will find like-minded people in Southampton.

Amel Lamarah - BA Politics, Spanish and Latin American Studies
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The UK offered me a great experience with its outstanding history and solid academic development. Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is a perfect place for people who are looking for an academic career.

Chu-Ying Liu - PhD Film Studies
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I love that I have the opportunity to debate philosophical issues with people who share my belief in their importance to the world.

Kelsey Miller - MA Philosophy
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I think, the best research in the area of film studies is in the UK and the best academic centre among them all is at the University of Southampton. The decisive factor for me was that my area of interest was also shared by authoritative figures of the field making up the department’s academic staff.

Alican Pamir - PhD Film Studies
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Southampton has a history of pushing the boundaries on the scope of the discipline, and my work sits within this vein.

Sara Perry - PhD Archaeology
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I’m definitely enjoying the work and appreciate all the support I get from the staff here, it’s very motivating.

Alma Rodriguez-Tsuda - PhD Linguistics
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Knowing about the university systems both in the US and in Germany, I find studying in the UK more demanding and more rewarding. I have enjoyed tremendous support and advice by my supervisor, advisor and other members of staff, which I think I would not have received elsewhere. This has helped me grow as a person and as a researcher.

Claudia Sandberg - PhD Film Studies
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I chose the University of Southampton because it is a world class university and secondly it is ranked as number one in film studies in UK.

Zubair Shafiq Jatoi - PhD Film Studies
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Southampton is very highly regarded and respected for modern languages and the staff are among the best.

Xia Yu - PhD Modern Languages
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It is an extremely lively and interesting place, and you will learn a huge amount whilst you’re here. I would highly recommend the course to others.

Kritsada Yubanyong - Interational Foundation Year followed by BA Music
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My course is very interesting and challenging. All the lecturers are very helpful and friendly.

Natalia Zdulska - BA French and Politics
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