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Where your tuition fees go

The following information shows how the University gathers income and prioritises expenditure to provide you with experiences and opportunities to enable you to achieve your ambitions.

Where does our money come from?

The following pie chart provides a detailed explanation of where our income is sourced. Around 44% of the University's income is sourced through student tuition fees, which estimates at £244,764. This is followed by income from residences, catering and other sources, which makes up 22% of our income.

View details on our income for 2016
A detailed explanation detailing where our income is sourced.

Did you know?

Through donations from students, staff, alumni and other supporters we have currently raised over £20.5m for our cancer immunology research.

Did you know?

Due to our track record of research excellence and impact, our research funding exceeds £100m per year.


How are your tuition fees spent?

The pie chart explains how we spend the money we receive. From the diagram, 35% of the money is used to support the running of academic departments, ensuring students receive a high quality education. This estimates to roughly £186,945.

View details on our expenditure for 2016
Our expenditure for 2016, detailing what we maintain with tuition fees

Did you know?

In the last year, the University spent:

Developing our campus and facilities

Our world-class facilities make Southampton one of the UK’s best universities for research and study. From our brand new Chamberlain Hall to the development of our new teaching and learning building, South Gower, we continue to invest in our facilities and campuses.

The University has invested £67.3m into our estate in the last year. We have also invested £8m in equipment, including a major refurbishment of student lecture theatres and teaching rooms, as well as in our IT network architecture and experimental research equipment.


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