University of Southampton is research-intensive university and a founding member of the Russell Group. Ranked as a top 100 university in the UK (77th in the QS 2022), our successes are acknowledged in international and UK league table rankings and education awards. Our degrees and courses enable you to develop critical thinking and independent learning skills that are essential for future leaders and decision makers. Our lecturers are leaders in their fields and offer you the chance to learn about world-changing research as it happens.
Other centres of expertise include the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, the Institute for Life Sciences, the innovative Optoelectronics Research Centre, the Zepler Institute – a multidisciplinary research centre for electronics, optics, nano and quantum technologies – and the Web Science Institute, pioneers of the worldwide web, open data and Internet of Things.
Our innovative thinking and pioneering research is making an impact on a global scale and we are finding solutions for some of the biggest challenges which our planet is facing. This is the place where fibre-optic research is creating a faster, smarter internet; where expertise is tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance; where resources are being secured for the world’s growing populations and where research into the immune system is leading the fight against cancer. Southampton has also been at the cutting edge of the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic including vital work contributing to primary care and effects of Long Covid.
At Winchester School of Art we are proud to have one of the UK’s leading art and design institutions which is an international centre for ideas and innovation with a long history going back almost 150 years.
Today the University has five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester and another in Malaysia. Home to over 24,000 students from more than 130 countries, we are proud of our diverse, vibrant and welcoming community.
We actively help student and staff start-up companies through our business incubators and Science Park and by developing strong links with industry partners such as Microsoft, IBM and Philips.
The University of Southampton is the perfect place to discover what you’re capable of; from turning an idea into reality and making a real difference, to finding new passions and discovering your next step.