University of Southampton

About University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is nestled within one of the greenest cities in England, with the New Forest, Isle of Wight and beaches of the south coast all close at hand. The main campus is bordered by the beautiful Southampton Common over 300 acres of managed woodland creating the perfect combination of a thriving natural environment and a bustling, cosmopolitan city.

One of the UK's top 10 retail destinations, a busy port and sailing centre, and one of the safest places to live in the UK, Southampton is a city that looks to the future with expectation and ambition. The university is similarly forward-looking. A member of the Russell Group and one of the UK's leading research universities, Southampton is consistently ranked in the top 10 UK universities.

In line with this standing, the university has a truly international community, attracting the best academic staff from around the world, along with more than 2,000 international students, from more than 100 countries.

The university is home to world-leading research centres in electronics & computer science, sound & vibration, optoelectronics, textile conservation, developmental origins of health and disease, and numerous other fields many of which were pioneered at Southampton. As the only UK university in which every engineering department has the top 5* research quality rating, Southampton is the UK's leading university for engineering.

The university is also home to the nationally important Winchester School of Art, the National Oceanography Centre, and the eighteenth-century Chawton House, Jane Austen's literary home and now a library for the study of early women writers.

The UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education recently awarded Southampton the highest possible grading for the standard of its teaching, and students placed Southampton in the top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction with their studies in the most recent National Student Survey.

Why Choose University of Southampton?

  • Ranked 18th in the UK & Top 100 in te World by Times Higher University Rankings 2010
  • Ranked 9th among Russell Group Universities in terms of the 2008 RAE
  • Ranked 9th in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2010
  • Ranked Top 20 for graduate starting salaries by the 2010 Sunday Times University Guide Rankings
  • Ranked 151 in the International League Table published by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2010
  • More than 60% of Southampton's research was considered word-leading or internationally excellent in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
  • Guaranteed accommodation for International students for the complete duration of their studies in our Halls of Residence

Scholarships @ University of Southampton

  • £1000 - £3000 Scholarship: Law, Management, Physics & Astronomy, Enginering & Environmental Science, Electronics & Computer Science (UG, Automatic, per year)
  • £1500 or £2500 School of Art Scholarship (UG, Automatic, Per Year)
  • £1000 - £3000 Scholarship School of Biological Science, Chemistry, Ocean & Earth Science (Automatic, Year 1)
  • £2500 Scholarship: Psychology (UG, automatic, Per Year)
  • Up to £1500 Zepler Scholarship: Electronics & Computer Science (UG, Automatic, per year)
  • £3000 - £5000 School of Management Postgraduate Scholarship (PG, Automatic)
  • 8 X £4000 Scholarship for MSc Crime Analysis and LLM Socio-legal Studies (PG, Competitive)
  • Please get in touch with PTC for details!

Notable Alumni of University of Southampton

  • Siu Leung Founder S H Leung & Co; President of Conveyencing & Property Law Association, Hong Kong and former Chief of Justice (Malaysian Government)
  • Stephen Payne OBE Principle architect of the Queen Mary 2
  • Roger Black Olympic medallist
  • Adrian Newey Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing
  • Jon Craig Political correspondent
  • Stephen Baxter Science fiction writer
  • John Denham MP & Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS)

Notable Staff / Professors @ University of Southampton

  • Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee Inventor of the WorldWide Web
  • Professor David Payne International research leader in photonics/li>
  • Professor Bashir Makhoul Artist, photographer, curator, teacher and researcher
  • Professor Stephen Holgate Expert on areas of asthma, air pollution & allergies
  • Professor Peter Landsberg Expert on areas of semiconductors, solar energy, solar cell theory & thermodynamics
  • Professor Michael Finnissy Award winning composer
  • Professor Richard Dale Consultant to Financial Times
  • Professor Ian Diamond Chief Executive, ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council)