The University of Southampton
University life

Learning and teaching

Discover a new world of learning

Learning at university is very different to learning at school or college. At university you will have far more independence and you will be expected to read and research your topics outside of seminar and lecture times.

Studying at Southampton you will be taught and supervised by world renowned academics, leaders in their field. Our research is changing the world for the better, from building sustainable cities, to bringing the past to life with virtual reality. Our wide-ranging and world-leading research projects inform our teaching and you will benefit from academic staff who are excited and engaged in current research topics.

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Interdisciplinary modules

On many courses you can personalise your learning by taking modules from other subject areas.

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Personalised learning

On many of our courses you can choose to study a minor subject alongside your main choice.

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Language learning for all

We encourage all our students to learn a language. Find out more about the language modules we offer.

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World-class facilities

Our university libraries are just one example of our wonderful learning facilities.

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Great support

Our Enabling Services team offer a wealth of learning and welfare support for all our students.

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Work experience opportunities

Take advantage of our year in employment scheme with world renowned partner organisations.

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Assessment methods

Find out about the many methods of assessment you may encounter, from exams to work-based learning.  

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Course details

Find out more about course specific teaching and learning in the subjects you are interested in.

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