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Telephone Interviews

Before you are made an offer to study any archaeology or modern languages and linguistics subject at undergraduate level you will be asked to attend an interview at the University.

We are unable to extend an offer to applicants to these subjects who have not taken part in the interview process.

Your interview will be with a member of teaching staff who teaches on the programme for which you have applied and will be approximately 20 minutes in length. All interviews will be held in English. Languages students will not be expected to undertake the interview in the language they have applied to study.

The interview is not a test, but provides an opportunity to expand on your UCAS Personal Statement: it is a good idea to re-read this beforehand so that you are able to talk about your interests.  It also allows you to ask any questions you might have about the specific course of study that you have applied for, the wider department or the University in general.

We do encourage you to attend an interview in person if you are able as you will get the opportunity to have a taste of what it would like to be a student here at the University of Southampton. However, we also understand that, due to various circumstances, it is not always possible for an applicant to attend an interview in person. In this situation, we would be happy to arrange for a telephone interview to take place at a mutually convenient time and date.

To book a telephone interview or for more information about on-campus interview dates, please email the recruitment team or call (+44) 023 8059 9339.

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